Pizza & Politics

Where:

Political Science Village

When:

All presentations will be at convo hour from 12:15 – 1:15pm on the dates noted.

What:

Professors will speak for 15 -20 minutes and then take questions.  A great informal way to learn about the issues of the day, get to know your professors, and have some lunch.

Who:

Everyone is welcome.

Lunch:

Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided.

 

Schedule: 

Spring 2014

  • March 18th - Professor Sina Kramer (Fordham University), "Rosa Parks and the Boundaries of Politics"
  • March 27th - Professor Judea Pearl (UCLA), "The Prospects for Peace in the Middle East"
  • April 1st - Marty Russo, former Member of Congress and current Lobbyist
  • April 10th - Students Chris Eaton (LMU), “Domestic Drone Surveillance and the American Definition of Privacy” and Evan Shorter (Pepperdine), “The Benefits of Employing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Low-Intensity and Irregular Conflicts”

Fall 2013

  • September 5th - Professor Andrew Dilts, "Giving the Prisoners the Floor: On the California Prison Hunger Strike"
  • October 17th - Professor Andy Healy, "How College Football Effects Election Outcomes"
  • November 14th - Professor Chris Zepeda-Millán, "The Politics of Immigration: From Legalization to Border Militarization"

Spring 2013

  • January 31st- Professor Tom Plate, "On U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon"
  • February 12th- Fmr. Gov. Michael Dukakis, "Running for President of the United States"
  • April 4th- Fr. Patrick Conroy, "Life as the Chaplin of the U.S. House of Representatives"

Fall 2012

  • September 25th- USC Professor David Kang, "Why no Religious War in historical East Asia?"
  • October 16th- Professor James Devine, "Who has the better economic plan to save the economy: Romney or Obama?"
  • November 15th- Professor Evan Gerstmann, "The Presidential Election and the future of the Supreme Court"

Spring 2012

  • February 9th- Professor Richard Fox, “Men Rule: The Continued Under-Representation of Women in U.S. Politics”
  • March 8th- Franky Carrillo and Professor Evan Gerstmann, “Exonerating the Innocent” (LMU Freshman Franky Carrillo spent 20 years in jail for a crime he did not commit.  He and the topic will be introduced by Professor Gerstmann).

Fall 2011

  • September 29 – Professor Feryal Cherif, “From Revolution to Democracy? Protesting Authoritarianism in the Middle East”
  • October 20 – Professor Michael Genovese, “Barack Obama’s 2012 Electoral Defeat: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”
  • November 17 – Professor Jennifer Ramos, “Drone Attacks and the U.S. Policy of Assassination”