The John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy is dedicated to
promoting civic engagement in South Carolina.
- The West Forum will take students to see US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (retired) in Charleston on April 15, 2013, where she will be the keynote speaker at the Charleston School of Law's 5th Annual Forum on Law and Society. The subject of her address is Freedom of Religion. Interested students must register with the West Forum by March 22, 2013. Cost: $10 plus meals. The West Forum will provide transportation and subsidize the cost of admission.
- The West Forum is now accepting applications for the inaugural NEW Leadership South Carolina Summer Institute, cosponsored by Winthrop University and the College of Charleston. NEW Leadership is a program for college women who are interested in careers in public service, broadly speaking. Inspired by NEW Leadership New Jersey, sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, NEW Leadership South Carolina will provide college women with an opportunity to meet women in elective office and government service, and to gain important leadership and networking skills. For more information, please contact Karen M. Kedrowski, Director of the John C. West Forum, or Katarina Moyon, Assistant Director of the John C. West Forum.
- Check out the West Forum's activities, photographs and media coverage from the Democratic and Republican National Convention activities.
Watch excerpts from Cate Edwards' September 18, 2012 campus appearance.
Watch excepts from Jennifer Collins Foley's April 2012 Model UN XXXVI appearance: #1: Women in Tunisian Revolution. #2: Understanding Democracy Assistance. ,#3: Making Democracy Assistance Work in Local Contexts
Listen to a podcast of the WFAE Public Conversation on the 2012 Presidential Primary held at Winthrop on January 24, 2012.
Watch the video of the Evolving Media Coverage of the Presidential Campaign event held January 19, 2012 on campus.
Watch an interview with Dr Francis Fox Piven from March 1, 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmSK9QiKrSs