Political Science - News and Events
Celebrating Constitution Week
- Monday, September 14th, 2020
The Department of Political Science, WKU Young Democrats, WKU College Republicans, and The Political Engagement Project will be hosting two virtual events this week to celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the United States Constitution.
On September 15th at 1:30 PM, Professor Jeff Budziak will host a virtual discussion on COVID-19 and the Constitution. Professor Budziak will explore the role of the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket” that allows the Court to make preliminary decisions about urgent legal problems. Among the topics he will examine are religious exercise and COVID restrictions, prison conditions and COVID, and election disputes resulting from adjustments made due to COVID. Join the Zoom meeting at: COVID-19 and the Constitution (Meeting ID: 996 9768 0326, Passcode: 606262)
On September 17th (Constitution Day) at 11:00 AM, students will have a special opportunity to join a virtual student town hall webinar hosted by the National Constitution Center with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. He will be discussing his career, what it's like to sit on the Supreme Court bench and the role of the Judicial Branch. To register for the webinar, students can click on this link: Virtual Student Town Hall with Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Meeting ID: 916 1862 5693)
Following Constitution Week, the Political Engagement Project, WKU Young Democrats, WKU College Republicans, and the Department of Political Science will continue to hold events to promote political efficacy and participation through a new, reimagined virtual format. Please join the conversation during Constitution Week, Rock the Vote, webinars, and debate watch parties!
Watch for upcoming posts and check the Department of Political Science's Calendar of Events for more information on each event!