Political Science

Guest Speakers

The department has hosted a number of guest speakers:


Timothy Sandefur, author of The Right to Earn a Living (April 2013)

The author will discuss his new book, which details the evolving view on whether the right to earn a living was guaranteed by the Framers in America's founding documents.

Syria's Crisis and the Future of the Middle East (February 2013)

Boaz Atzili: Assistant Professor of International Service at American University                                                                                                                  Arthur Goldschmidt: Renowned historian and Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Pennsylvania State University

Valerie Jenness, Dean of the School of Social Ecology, University of California-Irvine (November 2012)

Presented a talk on her recent study of male to female transgendered prisoners in the State of California, discussing the role of gender in prison life.

Ian Urbina, Reporter for The New York Times (October 2012)

The author of the investigative series Drilling Down, published in The New York Times, discussed natural gas drilling and its effects on the environment both in Pennsylvania and around the country.

Sgt. Bryan Anderson, Former member of the Military Police (October 2012)

Presented a talk on his book, No Turning Back, sponsored by the Susquehanna University College Democrats, and Susquehanna University College Republicans.

Lori Andrews, Author and Media Contributor (September 2012)

Most recently authoring I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, Ms. Andrews discussed the university theme of Freedom and Responsibility within the context of the new social network age.

Lawrence Rubin, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology (January 2012)

Presented a talk on the first anniversary of the Arab Spring, and its effects on the stability of the Middle East.

Luis Argueta, Director of abUSed: The Postville Raid (November 2011)

Screened and discussed his film regarding illegal immigration and the government's response.

Dimon Liu, Wilson Fellow (October 2011)

Discussed Chinese human rights violations and her experience working with the United Nations.

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 (Fall 2008)

Presented a talk titled “America’s Image Abroad through Political Cartoons.”

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 (Spring 2007)

Presented a talk titled “American Foreign Policy under the Neo-Cons: An Historical Approach”.

Mehdi Noorbaksh, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Affairs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (Fall 2006)

Presented a talk titled “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Problems and Challenges".

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