View photos from events held by the Department of Political Science.
|APR-13||APRIL 2013 Hofstra Goes to Washington|
|April 2013 -- Four political science professors and 22 students spent four days in Washington, D.C. in April 2013 to see in person how government works, and learn about career and internship opportunities in our nation's capital. The group met representatives at the Heritage Foundation and the Center for American Progress to discuss tax and budget issues. They spent time with the European Union delegation, which briefed them on EU-US relations and the current crisis in Europe. The students visited the U.S. Supreme Court, saw Congress in session and met with staffers from U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's office. Among the highlights of the trip was a dinner with several Hofstra alums and current students who are working and interning in Washington D.C.|
|15-MAR-11||2011 Donald J. Sutherland Lecture|
March 15, 2011 -- The 2011 Donald J. Sutherland Lecture featured American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray, author of “The Bell Curve”, who discussed his latest book, “Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America Schools Back to Reality”. Dr. Murray discussed his book with a small group of political science students in the Hofstra Hall Parlor before addressing a packed house at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, where the audience of students, faculty and community residents engaged in an animated discussion about the value of higher education.
|3-MAR-11||Hofstra, League of Women Voters Sponsor Panel on Legislative Redistricting|
|March 3, 2011 – The Department of Political Science and the League of Women Voters Nassau County chapter co-sponsored a panel discussion on New York State’s upcoming legislative redistricting process. The panel included Hofstra Law Professor Eric Lane, Republican consultant and former GOP State Chairman Edward Lurie, League of Women Voters state legislative director Barbara Bartoletti, and New York University Brennan Center for Justice Democracy Program Director Keesha Gaskins. It was moderated by Rosanna Perotti, associate professor of Political Science and department chair. The panel drew more than 125 people, and generated lively debate about the merits of the current redistricting process, which is controlled by state legislators, versus an appointed, non-partisan redistricting commission, which has been proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.|