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Politics Forum

The 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 Nicholas Toloudis ( with questions or if you are interested in presenting your work.

Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM and are located in Social Sciences Building Room 223.

Fall 2019 – Politics Forum

Fall 2019 Politics Forum talks


The Economic, Social and Health Impacts of Pineapple Production in Costa Rica

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 • 5:00 pm • Education Building 212

For more info, click here.


Constitution Day Panel

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 10:00-10:50 am in Business Building 204

As part of The College’s celebration of Constitution Day, the Political Science Department is hosting a panel discussion about the constitutional system of separation of powers in modern American politics and various constitutional questions that have arisen during the Trump administration.  Come hear the views of Professors Bowen, Dumas, and Garlick commenting on the health of the U.S. Constitution.


“Sex and Superpower Rivalry: Women’s Rights and the Cold War Competition at the United Nations, 1968-1990”

Presented by Dr. Kristen Ghodsee, University of Pennsylvania

Friday September 27, 2019, 12:30 pm in SSB 223




“Drawing For Change: Promoting Human Rights With The Pen”

presented by Liza Donnelly

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM in Education Building 115  United Nations Day

Best known for her work in The New Yorker, Liza Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer who uses humor to approach issues of social justice. She has worked on global women’s human rights and has a UN-sponsored project called “Cartooning for Peace” that brings together cartoonists from different countries (many without press freedoms) commenting on social and political issues. (

The event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in Lots 4, 5, 6, and 7.


Co-sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication;the School of Humanities and Social Science, the Princeton-Trenton Chapter of the United Nations Association, and the departments of: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Communication Studies; Journalism & Professional Writing; International Studies; and Political Science; and the WILL Program.

October 24 is United Nations Day! Find out more about  your local chapter of the United Nations Association at


 “You’ll Never Walk Alone: School Crossing Guards and Labor Feminism in Postwar America”

Presented by Dr. Francis Ryan, Professor of History at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm in SSB 223.


Click here to read about previous Politics Forum events.