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John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy

West Forum Events

Fall 2015

Cultural Event Logo png(1)Constitution Day: Federal and State Election Laws

September 15, 2016
11:00 am
Richardson Ballroom A- DiGiorgio Campus Center
Dr. Martha Kropf will speak on federal and state election laws.

 

Cultural Event Logo png(1)8th Annual Banned Books Reading

September 27, 2016
7:00 PM
SIMS 215

WU NCTE and WU Literary society students will lead the 8th annual Banned Book Reading with the guidance of Dr Casey Cothran. They will read:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin

Nasreen's Secret School, by Jeanette Winter

Habibi, by Craig Thompson

Two Boys Kissing, by David Leviathan 


National Voter Registration Day

September 27, 2016

A variety of events will be held in Dina’s Place and Thomson Cafeteria to commemorate this day. Students will be able to register to vote and get absentee ballot information.

 

  Cultural Event Logo png(1)A Brief History of Presidential Debates

October 4, 2016
11:00 AM
Dina's Place

Dr. Karen Kedrowski will give a brief history of Presidential Debates in the United States. 

 

Know Better, Do Better: College, Racism, and YOU

October 12, 2016
7:00 PM
Byrnes Auditorium

Lawrence Ross, recently released his latest book, BLACKBALLED: The Black and White Politics of Race at America's Campuses. It is a blunt look at the history, and current state of race relations, for African American students at predominately white institutions (PWIs). His lecture: KNOW BETTER, DO BETTER: College, Racism, and YOU centers on informing students about the history of campus racism, how to prevent it, and what you should do about it. Hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and the office of Diversity and Student Engagement. 

Cultural Event Logo png(1)Social Dominance and Authoritarian Attitudes Among Clinton and Trump Supporters: Winthrop Poll Talk

October 11, 2016

11:00 AM

Dina's Place

Dr. Scott Huffmon will discuss the latest results of the Winthrop Poll. Will include voter registration/absentee ballot info table. Sponsored by the John C. West Forum.

Cultural Event Logo png(1)Religion and the Post War Presidents

October 19, 2016
7:00 PM
Richardson Ballroom A
Dr. David Holmes, Walter G. Mason professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, at the College of William and Mary will give a lecture based on his recent publication: "The Faiths of the Founding Fathers." 

NEW Leadership Reception, Columbia, SC

November 4, 2016 (tentative)

NEW Leadership alumni will gather with mentors in Columbia to discuss goals and progress.

10 Years of Act 388

November 2016
6:00 PM
Dina's Place

Discussion about the history, implementation and successes and failures of Act 388 in South Carolina. Featuring Dr Holley Ulbrich (Clemson University) and Mr Ted Pitts (former SC legislator and President of the SC Chamber of Commerce), plus one other potential speaker. Part of the SC Issues Series.

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

November 29, 2016
7:00 PM
TBA

Spring 2017

SC Issue Series: South Carolina Implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act

Early Spring 2017- Date TBA
TBA

Part of the SC Issue Series.

 

SC Issue Series: Race in South Carolina

April 2017
TBA

Part of the SC Issue Series.

Summer 2017

NEW Leadership South Carolina

Summer Institute
May 12-18, 2017
Winthrop University Campus

The John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at Winthrop University is pleased to partner with the College of Charleston to bring the NEW Leadership Summer Institute to South Carolina. NEW Leadership South Carolina is affiliated with the NEW Leadership Network created by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

For additional information, go to the NEW Leadership South Carolina HOMEPAGE.

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