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Spring Events

  • May 9, 2019: Senior Awards Annual Banquet, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA. Speaker info coming soon.
  • April 24, 2019: Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Induction Ceremony, 2-6 p.m., O'Leary Room 222. We are pleased to welcome guess speaker Melissa Merry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science from the University of Louisville. Merry received her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2008, and her research interests include environmental politics and policy, interest groups, and political communication. She has published extensively on the political uses of the internet in environmental activism, as well as several studies on the use of social media in the debate surrounding gun policy in the United States.
  • March 4, 2019: Brad Morse Speaker Series "Crisis in Venezuela: The Advance of Militarized Raids in the Post-Chavez Era" with Veronica Zubillaga, 2-3:15 p.m., Dugan Room 101 Veronica Zubillaga: (Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain), is an associate professor at the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas. She is currently Visiting Fellow at The Kellogg Institute for Intl. Studies, Notre Dame University. She specializes in the study of urban violence in Latin America. Her research focuses on youth gang violence in Caracas, gender, and public policy. Zubillaga has combined academia with public impact throughout her career, promoting an arms control and disarmament public policy in her home country of Venezuela. She is previously received a Fulbright Scholarship and a grant from The Open Society Foundations for her research. She was Craig Cogut Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at Brown University (2014-15) and the Santander Visiting Scholar at the David Rockerfeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (2016).

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Past Events

  • October 3, 2018: A Constitution Day Talk, 4-7 p.m., O'Leary Library Room 222, Speaker Morgan Marietta, Associate professor of Political Science at UMass Lowell.
  • November 8, 2018: Helter-Skelter Panel Discussion, 5-7 p.m., Lowell Telecommunications, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA. Co-sponsored by the UMass Lowell Departments of Political Science, History and Music and a presentation of Lowell City of Learning.
  • November 13, 2018: A House Salad (Salata Baladi) Documentary and Discussion, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Allen House, 2 Solomont Way, Lowell South Campus. Featuring Egyptian filmmaker Nadia Kamel. For more information pleas email: