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


Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Recess

Many WMU offices closed. Classes resume Monday, Nov. 27.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Ethics Book Club "The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldon

Kathy Purnell, PSCI part-time instructor, will host this meeting.
Advance registration required:
Location: TBD at 6 p.m.; email Kathy

Saturday, Dec. 9

Ethics Lecture: "Liberalism and Racial Justice" Charles Mills, City University of New York

Open to the public.
Room 157 Bernhard Center, 4:45 p.m.

Dec. 11 through 15

Final exams

Take advantage of the Political Science Library, 3301 Friedmann Hall! A quiet place to study, between Knauss and Dunbar Halls on the third floor.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Western Michigan University Graduation Commencement

College of Arts and Sciences

Miller Auditorium at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 31

Winter Closure

Many WMU offices closed.

Monday, Jan. 8

Sping semester begins

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.

Upcoming Competitions:

  • 10th Annual Illini Invitationals: November 4 to 5, 2017, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, at the University of Illinois.