Departmental Programming


Faculty in the Department of Political Science host a number of events throughout the year for our majors and the wider La Salle community. Among these events are the annual Constitution Day panel, the LaSallian Forum for Politics and Policy, film nights and election night parties.  They are also actively involved in supporting University initiatives like those of the Diplomat in Residence Program (DRP) and Explorer Café. Some recent events have included the following:

  • Michael J. Boyle, Miguel Glatzer, Kenneth Hill, Lyman Stebbins (History), Maureen O’Connell (Religion), and Huntly Collins (Communication), on “The Crisis in Syria,” September 5, 2013
  • Michael J. Boyle at the Explorer Café on “Drones: The New American Way of War?” March 27, 2013
  • Michael J. Boyle, Michael Dillon, Miguel Glatzer, Kenneth Hill and Mary Ellen Balchunis on “The Arab Spring: One Year Later,” April 17, 2011
  • Mary Ellen Balchunis with panelists Sarah Charles, Sister Terry Shields, Hugh Organ, and Julie Janovsky in a discussion, co-sponsored with the College Democrats and the African American Student League, on “Human Trafficking,” April 18, 2011
  • Michael J. Boyle at the Explorer Café on “Should the U.S. Get Out of Afghanistan?” April 6, 2011
  • Mary Ellen Balchunis, Michael Boyle, Miguel Glatzer, Kenneth Hill, Kelly Shannon (History), and Michael Dillon (moderator) in a panel discussion on “The Crisis in Egypt: Prospects and Implications for American Foreign Policy,” February 11, 2011
  • Mary Ellen Balchunis in a panel discussion for the African American Student League on “Obama Then and Now. Should Obama be Re-elected to a Second Term in the 2012 Presidential Election?” February 1, 2011


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