The department has hosted a number of guest speakers:
Army War College, Eisenhower Series College Program (March 2011)
Panel of military officers answered questions from students and faculty.
Marshall Curry, Director of Street Fight (October 2010)
The documentary filmmaker discussed his Academy Award nominated film which highlights the Newark mayoral race of 2002.
“Water in the Middle East: A Symposium and Presentation” (February 2008)
Presenters included Hussein Amery, Colorado School of Mines; Schlomi Dinar, Florida International University; Neda Zawahri, Cleveland State University; and Rabbi Michael Cohen and David Weisberg, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Along with the Department of Political Science, co-sponsors included the Jewish Studies Program, the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society, and the Department of History.
Joe Szabo, author of The Finest Political Cartoons of Our Time
Presented a talk titled “America’s Image Abroad through Political Cartoons” during the Fall 2008 semester.
Two-day Public Workshop on U.S.-Canadian Security Issues (November 2007)
John Measor, lecturer, University of Victoria
Benjamin Muller, assistant professor, Simon Fraser University
U.S. Primary Elections Talks
Margaret Xifaras, member of the Democratic National Committee (November 2007)
Luke Bernstein, executive director of the Pennsylvania Republican Committee (April 2008)
Glenn Palmer, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Penn State University
Presented a talk titled “American Foreign Policy under the Neo-cons: An Historical Approach” during the Spring 2007 semester.
Mehdi Noorbaksh, Ph.D., associate professor of international affairs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Presented a talk titled “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Problems and Challenges” during the Fall 2006 semester.
Two speakers on U.S. Congressional elections:
G. Terry Madonna, Ph.D., of Millersville University and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs (Madonna is now with Franklin and Marshall College).
James A. Thurber, Ph.D., of American University and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
Two Speakers on the Middle East:
Naseer Auri, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, presenting the Palestinian view
Ilan Peleg, Ph.D., of Lafayette College, presenting the Israeli view