History, Political Science, and International Studies Week 2017

History, Political Science, and International Studies Week 2017

Meredith’s Department of History, Political Science, and International Studies will hold a special week celebrating its majors Sept. 18-22. 2017.

Monday, September 18
Constitution Day—What is Your Right to Privacy?
10 a.m., Kresge Auditorium

Should there be a national database containing the DNA of all citizens? Should the police collect DNA samples of everyone who is arrested? These and other questions will be answered in a debate between history, international studies, and political science faculty and those in the Sociology and Criminology Department over the Constitutional right to privacy versus public safety.

Tuesday, September 19
Career Planning Session
9:30 a.m., Joyner 234

Jane Matthews from the Office of Career Planning will discuss career options for majors in history, international studies, and political science. In addition, if you are interested in graduate school or law school, we will have information for you!

History, International Studies, and Political Science Trivia
10 a.m.–2 p.m., Joyner 2nd Floor
The History and Politics Club will sponsor an ongoing trivia game with winners every hour from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Prizes and refreshments available. 

Wednesday, September 20
What Do You Do With a Major in History, International Studies, or Political Science?
10 a.m., Joyner 234

Your degree in history, political science, or international studies prepares you for a wide range of career options. Join us for a career panel featuring a Meredith alumna who works as an analyst with Homeland Security, a lobbyist who advocates in the N.C. Legislature, and an archivist who works to preserve the past with the North Carolina State Archives.

Thursday, September 21
Follow Your Heart: How to Turn Your Passions into a Career!
12:30 p.m., Joyner 126

Passionate about the environment? How about protecting the rights of women to have a say over what they can do with their bodies? Want to end discrimination? If you have a passion for these or any other issues, but aren’t sure if you can make a career out of your passion, come hear from women who have turned college activism into careers. 

Friday, September 22
Bringing History to Life: Conversations with an Historic Interpeter
11 a.m., Joyner 236

What is it like to work at a historic site and interpret the past for public audiences? Join us for a discussion of this career field with a historic interpreter and learn how to turn your passion into a profession.

Major in International Studies and See the World!
1 p.m., Joyner 236
How do you get into international diplomacy? Can the Peace Corps lead to a fulfilling career? Does the intelligence community really know what you are thinking? Professionals from the for-profit, nonprofit, and international diplomacy fields will tell you about meaningful careers made possible by an international studies degree.

Party Like It’s 1862!
2 p.m., Belk Patio

Join the history, international studies, and political science faculty in celebrating the 155th anniversary of President Lincoln first signaling that he would emancipate the slaves (later done through the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863). We will have pizza and cake. Abraham Lincoln will make an appearance. Make sure to get your selfies! And, if you really want to feel freedom, declare your major in history, international studies, or political science at the same time.

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