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Political Science

Canada-U.S. relationship subject of dinner debate

A couple of University of Windsor political scientists will be among the headliners at a debate Thursday, entitled “Beyond Borders: Challenges and Opportunities of the Canada/US Relationship.”

Professor Steven Brooks will moderate as Bill Anderson, Ontario Research Chair in Cross-Border Transportation Studies, takes on David Dyment of Carleton University.

The event is coupled with a dinner for the Windsor-Essex branch of the Canadian International Council and starts at 6 p.m. September 27 at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue at Tecumseh Road.

Session aims to demystify law school

The biggest adjustment to studying law was the constant consideration of right and wrong, says Brady Donohue.

“No matter what path you take, there will be ethical questions to navigate,” says the first-year student of Windsor Law.

She will share her experiences in a free public presentation, “Demystifying Law School: Advice on Applying and What to Expect in Your First Year,” Thursday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m. in room 2173, Chrysler Hall North.

Hosted by the political science department, the session is intended to help students considering law school.

Part-time students recognize campus contributions with awards presentation

John Powell said it was “truly an honour” to be recognized by the Organization of Part-time University Students at its 20th annual awards dinner Thursday, but that isn’t why he loves his job.

“I have the fortune to be able to play a role in telling the stories of students, faculty and staff across campus,” the University’s director of Web development said. “Certainly the work I do is reflected in efforts to advance the University.”

Time to take conspiracy theories seriously, political science professor says

Before he detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah building in April of 1995, killing 168 people and injuring more than 800 others, Timothy McVeigh read The Turner Diaries.

A novel set in 2099, the book depicts a violent overthrow of the United States federal government and is based on the premise that a secret cadre of Jews have conspired to create a totalitarian government that has confiscated all civilian firearms and controls both the media and the entire economy.

Student to discuss development work in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been labelled “the worst place in the world to be a woman,” says Kate Murray. So why did this 21-year old social justice student travel to the war-torn African country?

“To promote education,” says Murray, who spent two and a half weeks this summer in the Congolese province of North Kivu.

“Supporting primary education in North Kivu, educating oneself, and supporting the dissemination of first-hand knowledge in Canada are, I believe, integral to eradicating poverty,” she says.