Department of Political Science and Public Affairs

About 300 people attended the first of three debates at WCU for candidates seeking office in 2014.

WCU political debate series to conclude Oct. 27

The Western Carolina University Political Debate Series will conclude Thursday, Oct. 27, with the third and final event of the 2016 election season, a session featuring candidates in the N.C. Senate District 50 race.
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Panelists to discuss ‘Constitution in Everyday Life’

In honor of Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, the Public Policy Institute, Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, and the Pre-Law Club will host an educational panel at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Multipurpose Room titled “The Constitution in Everyday Life.”
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Global Spotlight Series will focus on Middle East

The Global Spotlight Series sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Department of Political Science and Public Affairs wraps up this semester with a Monday, April 13, panel featuring four presentations themed “Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Rapprochement and Middle East Peace.”
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Symposium essay contest open to WCU undergrads

Western Carolina University undergraduate students have until Friday, March 27, to enter their essays in a contest being held in conjunction with the upcoming interdisciplinary symposium “North Carolina in Dialogue: Our Past, Present and Future.”