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Politics Forum

TCNJ politics forum.


The TCNJ Department of Political Science’s Politics Forum presents analytical and/or empirical research concerning political power, institutions and choices.  Students and faculty from diverse departments join to learn and comment on the presenter’s current research projects, which may be in completed or just in beginning phases.  Projects that cross disciplinary boundaries are particularly welcome.  Contact Dr. Sarah Chartock ( with questions or if you are interested in presenting your work.

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Fall 2023 Presentations

Celebrate Constitution Day with Politics Forum!

constitution Day graphicOn Friday, September 22, 2023 at 12:30 pm in ED 113, the Political Science Department’s Politics Forum is hosting this year’s Constitution Day event, “Equal Protection & Education Access Following the End of Affirmative Action.”

The 14th Amendment of the Constitution states that the government cannot deny any person “equal protection of the laws.” For 45 years the Supreme Court interpreted the Equal Protection Clause as allowing institutions of higher education to consider race in the admissions process to ensure diversity and to remedy past discrimination. In part I of a II part series, Professor Tao Dumas (TCNJ Department of Political Science) will explore how the Court’s ruling changed the law, with a second discussion examining the impact and implementation of the ruling to follow this fall.