Pizza with a Professor

The Pizza with a Professor program takes place each semester. A faculty member in the Government Department meets with students for lunch and conversation. Students come to learn more about a faculty member’s research, teaching philosophies, and journey to become a professor at Wesleyan University. Pizza with a Professor is a wonderful way to get to know faculty outside the classroom over pizza. Past "Pizza Professors" include Professors Cassidy, Rutland, Dancey, Matesan, Ramesh, Hagel and Peck, Dolan and Gallarotti.

Please check back for Fall '23 dates.

Faculty Panel

The faculty panel provides an opportunities for faculty members representing each concentration to share their views on specific topics.

Topics that have been featured in the past:

  • Is American Democracy Doomed?
  • Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Causes and Consequences
  • Politics after Roe vs. Wade: Making Sense of the Dobbs Decision

Global Migration and the Refugee Crisis faculty panel will take place on Thursday, March 30, at 12 PM, in Usdan 110. The panel will include:

Doug Foyle

Sarah Wiliarty

Carla Abdo-Catsipis 

Political Theory Roundtable

This event with the political theory faculty consists of an informal conversation that covers everything you wanted to know about political theory but were afraid to ask, including thesis and research project possibilities, options after graduation, academic jobs, and the graduate school application process. 

Please check back for the date.

Declaration Celebration

This event is a celebration for students who have recently declared Government as their major. Students will meet other Government majors and learn about careers for Government majors.  Lunch will be provided.

This event will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 12-1 PM, in Usdan 110.