Western Michigan University's Department of Political Science hosts speakers and other events on campus.


Tuesday, March 19

Dr. Charlie Kurth, associate professor of philosophy, presents "Should politicians be Anxious?"

Ethics Center, 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 21

Dr. Scott Kastner, University of Maryland, presents "Assessing the prospects for armed conflict in the Taiwan Strait?"

Political Science Library, 3301 Friedmann Hall, 3:30 p.m.

Monday, March 25

Winnie Veenstra Peace Lecture: Susan Bensch, Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and Director, Dangerous Speech Project will discuss the role of hate speech on Facebook and other social media platforms in inciting mass violence.  She will also address social media's potential for prevention and mitigation of violence.

Brown & Gold Room, Bernhard Center, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 11

Dr. Christina Liu, Managing Director of Bellwether International Group in Hong Kong, member of the Global Council of Asia Society, and Adjunct Professor in Finance at National Taiwan University, will be discussing the current trade war between the US and China.

2028 Brown Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 23

Spring 2019 Final Exams- schedule

Saturday, April 27

WMU College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Commencement

Miller Auditorium, 6 p.m.