International Politics Discussion Group


Led by Dr. David Schwam-Baird and Dr. Sucheta  Pyakuryal of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (PSPA), and cosponsored by PSPA and the International Studies Program 

Spring 2018 


2/9, 1:30-3:30 PM. "Rhetoric, Persuasion and Politics - Beyond 'Fake News'." Building 4/Room 1705.

3/2, 1:30-3:30 PM. Topic TBA. Building 4/Room 1705.

4/6, 1:30-3:30 PM. Topic TBA. Building 4/Room 1705.

Fall 2017


9/15, 1:30-3:30 PM. "US and East Asia (China, North Korea, the South China Sea)." Building 10/Room 2245.


10/13, 1:30-3:30 PM. "Foreign Policy and the Trump Administration." Building 10/Room 2245. 


11/3, 1:30-3:30 PM. "Political Hot-Spots in Africa," led by Russell Schiebel, US Dept. of State foreign service officer and visiting faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Building 51/Room 1103.  


Spring 2017


1/27, 1:30-3:30 PM "Cybermania and Cyberphobia? The Politics of International Cyberthreats and Possible Cybersolutions," with special guest Jeff Gouge of UNF Information Technology Services. Building 51/Room 2121. 


2/24,1:30-3:30 PM "White Nights and Blue Seas: What Do China and Russia Want?" Building 51/Room 2121. 


4/7, 1:30-3:30 PM "Principles, Protest and Persuasion," with special speaker Oupa Seane, former South African activist and director of the UNF Intercultural Center for Peace. Building 51/Room 3201.   




Fall 2016 


9/23, 2:00-4:00 PM  "My Top 5 Foreign-Policy Unicorns — and Why I Want to Kill Them." A discussion of the recent Foreign Policy essay of that title by Stephen M. Walt. Building 51/Room 2121. 


10/21, 2:00-4:00 PM "Gandhi, King and … Kaepernick?? Dissent around the World Today." Building 51/Room 2121. 


11/4, 2:00-4:00 PM "Snowden, Assange and the Pirates.... Different Kinds of Dissent?." Building 51/Room 2121.