Government Department

Institute for Political Studies

Our mission is to educate students and the community on how a variety of political issues affect their lives by helping them gain a critical understanding of important topics and empowering them to become informed, independent thinkers.

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.

Upcoming IPS Events

Spring 2014

  • Jan. 30, 9 a.m. - Lone Star Tarnished , Dr. Calvin Jillson
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Feb. 3, noon - Race and Injustice, TED Talk with Dr. Bryan Stevenson
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Feb. 17, noon - How to Survive Bureaucratic Politics, Professor Kenneth Cole
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Feb. 25, 9 a.m. - Practicing Criminal Law in Texas, Attorney Reed Prospere
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • March 5, noon - The Justice System in Texas, Dr. Anthony Champagne
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • TBA - Women in Texas Politics, State Senator Wendy Davis

Past Event Presentations

The speakers who come to interact with students at the college have presented on a wide variety of topics over time, ranging from state politics to lobbying. See what a few had to say by watching the videos or reviewing the presentations.

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook. If you are interested in further engaging political topics related to state, national and international affairs, then simply “like” our page on Facebook. There are frequent updates on political news at all three levels, information on upcoming IPS events and political events around the D/FW metroplex with some of our local partners.


Social Science Division
Bldg. K, Room K240

J. Mark Skorick
Bldg. L, Room L405

Ahad Hayaud-Din
Bldg. K, Room K210

Robert “Bob” Little
Bldg. K, Room K212