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IPS Event Archive

Institute for Political Studies

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 2016

  • Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. - His book “A Crime So Monstrous: Fact-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery”, E. Benjamin Skinner – Author and activist
    Performance Hall
  • March 7, noon - HIST/IPS - Film Event and Panel Discussion: Not My Life. For more info:
    Bldg. K, Room K234
  • April 12, 9 a.m. - Inter-Disciplinary Panel Discussion - Current Events Related to Human Trafficking/Human Rights 
    Bldg. K, Room K234​

Fall 2015

  • Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. - Human Rights and Human Trafficking, Dr. Jaqueline DeMeritt – Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science – UNT
    Performance Hall
  • Sept. 17, 9 a.m. - Constitution Day 2015 - Slavery and the Constitution
    Bldg. K, Room K234
  • Oct. 14, noon - Public Policy and Human Trafficking, Bill Bernstein - Deputy Director of Mosaic Family Services
    Bldg. K, Room K234
  • Nov. 16, noon - CRIJ/IPS - Law Enforcement Panel Discussion - Local, State and Federal Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking 
    Bldg. K, Room K234

Spring 2015

Fall 2014 

  • Sept. 17, noon - Constitution Day Event - Presidential Leadership
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Oct. 29, noon - Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion: Environment (Open Book/QEP)
    Bldg. K, Room K234

  • Nov. 17, noon - Foreign Policy Spotlight: U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan
    Bldg. K, Room K234

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

  • April 22 - Implications of Violence in Syria on U.S. Foreign Policy, Idean Salehyan

  • March 26 - Human Rights and Afghan Children (Vulnerable Individuals), Jacqueline De Meritt

  • Feb. 18 - Judicial Behavior and Affirmative Action, Bethany Blackstone Hamner

  • Feb. 4 - The Politics of Memory and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary Season, Dennis Simon

Spring 2012

  • April - Trayvon Martin Case, panel discussion of the Trayvon Martin case

  • March 21 - US-Korean Relations, Ms. Laura Chang

  • March 19 - US-Mexico Immigration and Labor Markets, Dr. Pia Orrenius

  • Feb. 22 - The Power of Persuasion and the American President, Dr. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha

  • Feb. 8 - Affirmative Action and the Federal Courts Today, Attorney Frank Hill

  • Jan. 23 - Political Empowerment in Minority Populations, Dr. Jose Gutierrez

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