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Sheila McMullan, JD (’93 NMSU Government ALumna and Vice Dean at Georgetown University) will speak on Women in Higher Education and Law Careers. Thursday, November 9, 4.00-5.30 pm (with reception). Breland 179. See attached flyer for details.


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4.00-5.30 pm, Breland 179 –  Jose Uranga (Govt ’69) will speak on: 
“Perspective on a sea-change in the contemporary political, environmental, and regulatory landscape from a 30-Year Environmental Law veteran.” See details here.


Electoral Reform Panel Discussion – September 9, 2017, at 2.30 pm, Doña Ana County Government Center

See flyer here


Department of Government Spring 2017 Colloquium Series

This colloquium series will reflect on the implications of major political events (including the Brexit vote and the US elections in 2016) for democratic politics locally, nationally and globally. Each presentation will introduce main ideas and arguments regarding key issues, such as the meanings of democracy in different historical and national contexts, the role of critical thinking in the study of politics, current challenges facing democratic institutions and citizen participation, and possible scenarios for the coming months and years. Free and open to the public. See Flyer

Tuesdays at 4.00 – 5.00 pm, Breland 179

April 18 Dr. Nancy Baker (Professor Emerita, Dept. of Government, NMSU) – Checks Unbalanced: Law, Power and the Trump Presidency

May 2  Dr. Neal Rosendorf (Associate Professor, Dept. of Government, NMSU) and Dr. Yosef Lapid (Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Government, NMSU) – Rethinking global politics and US foreign relations

Contact info: Patricia Vargas, Dept. of Government,

Tel: 575-646-4936


Department of Government, New Mexico State University Present:

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Vasil Sikharulidze from Georgia will give a lecture on “Modern Times, Old Transatlantic Statecraft Quests: Security, Democracy and Economic Development” On Tuesday April 11, 4.00-5.30pm in  Breland Hall, Room 179  See Flyer

Dr. Gil Arturo Ferrer Vicario

Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, México

Comunalidad, an alternative to modernity: the value of traditional knowledge in security and justice in the state of Guerrero, Mexico”


Dr. Emiliano Díaz Carnero
Universidad Iberoamericana, México

“Socio-territorial conflict in Santa María Ostula, Michoacán, and the struggle over territorialities in the Mexican countryside”

Tuesday 14 February, 4.00-5.30 pm, Breland 179 See Flyer


Congratulations to the Model United Nations team!

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At a recent Model U.N. conference in New York City, the NMSU Model United Nations team received numerous awards and distinctions including an Outstanding Delegation Award. These accomplishments earned them a ranking in the top 15 percent. Read more here: NMSU News Center story.