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Spring Events

  • February 18, 2-4 p.m. O'Leary Library room 222, South Campus: Impeachment, A Faculty-Student Discussion. Professors John Cluverius, Joshua Dyck, Mona Kleinberg and Morgan Marietta will have 3 minutes opening statements followed by open discussion of the impeachment of Donald Trump.
  • March 17, 3:30-5 p.m. O'Leary Library, Mezzanine room 270, South Campus: Political Science department book launch ceremony. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Hosted by Ardeth Thawnghmung.
  • April 2020, Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society Induction ceremony. Details coming soon.
  • David Sears coming. Details TBA soon.
  • April 14, 2-3:15 p.m. Coburn 255, Career Panel Event. More details coming soon.
  • May 1, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., O'Leary Library, Mezzanine room 270, South Campus: Brad Morse Speaker's Series Event. Speaker John Traphagan from Yale University.
  • May 1, 5-7 p.m. Inn and Conference Center (ICC), 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA. 01852, Senior Awards Annual Banquet.


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Past Events

December 10, 2019 1-2:30 p.m., Allen House South Campus: Human Rights In The Middle East. Professors Arie Perliger and Deina Abdelkader will discuss the status of human rights in the Middle East today. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

October 11, 2019 1-2:30 p.m., Dugan 211: Learn more about graduate programs in Political Science. Prof. Bill Clark, Department Head of Political Science at Texas A& University will join us to talk about graduate programs in political science and the program at TAMU. UMass Lowell Political Science faculty will also be on hand to talk about strategies for selecting the right program, the application process and more.

October 15, 2019 7:30-9:30 p.m., UCrossing 260: Democratic debate watch, hosted by Political Science Department, College Democrats, and FAHSS Dean's Office.

October 17, 2019 11 a.m. - Noon, Allen House Spinola Room: Constitution Day Event, Supreme Trends. 2019 at the Supreme Court, A Constitution Day Talk with Prof. Morgan Marietta. Topics include fair elections, the Death of Precedent, and the Rise of Religious Rights. Open Q&A to follow. Morgan Marietta is Associate Professor of Political Science at UMass Lowell and author of "A Citizen's Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court." His new book "One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy" was published in March, 2019. He is currently writing "The Supreme Court of Facts: Evolving Social Realities Under the U.S. Constitution".

November 5, 2019 at 12:30 p.. (O'Leary 222): Brad Morse Speaker Series "The Migrant Passage: Clandestine Journeys from Central America" Speaker: Noelle Brigden, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Marquette University. At the crossroads of anthropology and international relations, Noelle Brigden, Ph.D. draws on over two years of ethnographic fieldwork along human smuggling routes from Central America across Mexico and into the United States in order to understand the relationships among human security, international borders, and clandestine transnationalism.