Western Michigan University's Department of Political Science hosts speakers and other events on campus.


Urban Politics Guest Speaker Series

The WMU community is invited to join PSCI 3000 students from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in 2208 Dunbar Hall.


  • Monday, Sept 25: Matt Lager, Executive Director, Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services & Steve Walsh, Executive Director, Vine Neighborhood Association
  • Wednesday, Sept 27: Derek Nofz, Director of Public Policy, Southwest Michigan First

Institute of Government and Politics

The Institute of Government and Politics is housed and administered by the Department of Political Science. The institute introduces WMU students and faculty and the greater Kalamazoo community to scholars of politics and political leaders and experts from outside the University.

Mock Trial

Mock Trial students prepare for competitions against colleges and universities across the country. The Mock Trial season begins the first week of fall semester in September and lasts into March or April.