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2018 Spring Lecture Series: President Trump’s Populism: Lessons from Latin America and Europe

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2018 Spring Lecture Series: Are We Living in a Populist Era?

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Human Rights Network Film Series: The Devil Came on a Horseback

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2017 Fall Lecture Series: Political Money Should Make You Mad

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2017 Fall Lecture Series: Democracy in Chains

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Human Rights Network Film Series: Paradise Now


2017 Fall Lecture Series: Challenges to American Democracy

The Center for Legislative Studies announces its first Fall Lecture on Tuesday, October 24th , 7:30 p.m., SOEB 120.  Dr. Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University will speak on “Democracy in Chains:  The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Sleuth Plan for America.”

Come with your questions and thoughts!  Light refreshments will be served following the Q & A period.  This lecture series is sponsored by The UNCG Department of Political Science and The Center for Legislative Studies.


Hunter Bacot

Dr. Hunter Bacot joins the Political Science Department

Professor Hunter Bacot joins the UNCG Political Science Department after serving for five years as the Director of the Institute of Government at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Professor Bacot had previously been a faculty member at both UNC-Charlotte and Elon University, where he directed the Elon University Poll. His research focuses on public administration, local governance, and public policy. An active scholar of collaborative and community-engaged research, he is currently completing a study of comparative state environmental policy and politics, entitled, “Developing Regulatory Performance Indices to Assess Devolution of Environmental Policies in the U.S. States.” He will be assuming the position of Political Science Department Graduate Director in the fall of 2018, directing the MPA program and the two graduate certificate programs–nonprofit management and urban and economic development.

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