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John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy

West Forum Events

Fall 2015

Constitution Day: Federalism and the Constitution Through a Historical Global Lens

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


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 


 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. 

10 Years of Act 388

November 2016
6:00 PM
Dina's Place

One hour forum on the history of Act 388 in South Carolina featuring Holley Ulbrich and Ted Pitts. Part of the SC Issue Series.

Spring 2017

South Carolina Implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act

Early Spring 2017- Date TBA

Part of the SC Issue Series.


Race in South Carolina

April 2017

Part of the SC Issue Series.

Summer 2017

NEW Leadership South Carolina

Summer Institute

May 14-18, 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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