Political Science and Criminal Justice

Pi Sigma Alpha Sponsors 6th Annual Spring Lecture

Allen Weiner, senior lecturer in International Law at Stanford Law School and co-director of the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law, and Allan Stam, Dean of Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, delivered the 6th annual Pi Sigma Alpha spring lecture, entitled “Iraq: Looking Backward, Moving Forward,” on February 26, 2015.  Professors Weiner and Stam were joined the next day by Professor James Jacob of the Political Science Department for a brown bag roundtable on “The Future of the Middle East.” Pi Sigma Alpha is the political science honor society.

Professor Stam is the author of Democracies at War (Princeton University Press, 2002) and The Behavioral Origins of War (University of Michigan Press, 2003). Professor Weiner's major works include Constitutions as Peace Treaties (2011) and International Law (2011). James E. Jacob, Ph.D. (Cornell University) is Professor of Political Science at CSU, Chico and former Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. He is the author of Hills Of Conflict: Basque Nationalism In France.

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With over 1,000 total majors, the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is one of the largest departments at Chico State. Students choose courses from a rich curriculum, providing close student-faculty contact in each of the following majors of study: U.S. politics, legal studies, criminal justice, international relations, and public administration. The department also offers a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Political Science.

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