Pizza & Politics
Political Science Village
All presentations will be at convo hour from 12:15 – 1:15pm on the dates noted.
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.
Everyone is welcome.
Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided.
- 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”
- 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"
- 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"
- 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"
- 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).
- 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”