Government Department

Institute for Political Science

The IPS provides a forum for students to engage a variety of political issues impacting their lives. The primary activity of the IPS is to host events that bring topic experts on campus to share their knowledge with our community.

Speakers and Presentations

The speakers who come to interact with students at the college have presented on a wide range of topics over time, ranging from state politics to lobbying and much more.

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

  • Sept. 4, noon - Panel discussion - The Current Climate of Latino Politics in Texas
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. - The Impact of the Kennedy Assassination on Dallas, Nicola Longford
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Sept. 17, 9 a.m. - Criminal Rights and Due Process in Honor of Constitution Day, Former State Felony Court Judge John Creuzot
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Oct. 7, noon - From Grozny to Boston: Why the Conflict in Chechnya is Relevant to America, Dr. John Ishiyama
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Nov. 7, noon - Inside the Mind of a Terrorist, Dr. Steve Link
    Bldg. B, Room B240

Spring 2013

Spring 2012

Spring 2011

  • April - Ayachi, adjunct professor of political science and government at Richland and Collin colleges
    “Understanding the Democratic Developments in Tunisia and Egypt”

  • April - John Ishiyama, professor of political science at University of North Texas, editor-in-chief for the Journal of Political Science Education
    “Cooperation or a New Cold War? Emerging U.S.-Russian Relations in the 21st Century”

  • February - Ben Skinner, author, “A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern Day Slavery”


Social Science Division
Bldg. K, Room K240