University of Michigan - Flint 220 David M. French Hall 303 East Kearsley Street Flint, Michigan 48502-1950 (810) 762-3470
Lecture: "Governing Michigan Cities in Crisis" with Mayor Dayne Walling
Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30pm, KIVA
Mayor of Flint Dayne Walling will discuss the challenges and opportunities of governing municipalities during economic crisis. This lecture is the first in a three-part series entitled, "The Future of Michgian Cities." If you have any questions please contact Jason Kosnoski, Chair, Political Science at email@example.com
Department of Political Science
Welcome to the Department of Political Science at UM-Flint.
We are committed to teaching as the primary goal of any academic institution. The faculty is engaged in research on politics from several vantage points: theory, policy, and comparative and historical perspectives. We seek to inspire a commitment to broad social and political goals, and to systematic thinking and analysis.
The Department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as an Honors degree program. Faculty members conduct research and offer courses on US politics and public administration, political theory, international relations and on politics, society and economy of major world regions.
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Taught by Dr. Dauda Abubakar, Asst. Professor of Political Science and of Africana Studies, this course will touch on topics including the Arab Spring, conflict in Syria, the ISIS insurgency, and the Iraq war. Students will deepen their understanding of the complexities of the Middle East; gain insight about the role religious identities play in shaping the politics of the Middle East; and gain knowledge about the challenges of U.S. intervention in Middle East politics. The course will take place Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45pm.