North Central’s political science department presents TIP Talks

Sep 22, 2014

In celebration of Constitution Day, North Central College’s political science department will host its first Topics in Politics (TIP Talks) lecture of the year from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Modeled on the TED Talk concept, TIP Talks will feature three political science professors and a guest speaker who will make brief presentations on current political topics. Given recent events, both domestic and international, all presentations for this TIP Talks will center on the theme of violence.

Speakers for the Sept. 25 TIP Talks include:

•    Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science and chair of the division of human thought and behavior, will discuss the attraction to violence in the context of the protests in Ferguson, Mo.
•    Riad Ismat, 2014-2015 Scholar-in-Residence to North Central College from Syria, will give a talk titled “Syria: Tolerance or Violence.”
•    William Muck, associate professor and chair of political science/sociology and anthropology and coordinator of global studies, will reflect on the 100-year anniversary of World War I and its relevance for today.
•    Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science, will explore the politics of violence against women.

Cynthia Washburn, North Central’s violence education and prevention coordinator, will also briefly speak about her role on campus.

For more information about this free event, contact Muck at One TIP Talk is presented each term; click here to view last year’s TIP Talks.