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  • 01/13/14 Spring 2014 Semester Begins
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  • 05/17/14 Commencement
Contact Information

Dr. Paul A. Sracic, Chair
Department of Political Science
   and Rigelhaupt Pre-Law Center
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

Office Phone:  330-941-3436
Office Fax:  330-941-3439

Past Model UN Events
Dr. Sracic Lectures Abroad in Belgium

Dr. Sracic spent three days in Belgium in early October 2012 lecturing about politics in the United States before and after the November 6th election.  He spoke at many locations, including the U.S. Embassy in Antwerp, a Brussels university, the German Marshall Fund, and the University of Mons.

Dr. Sracic Lectures in Belgium

Dr. Sracic Lectures in Belgium

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE AND RIGELHAUPT PRE-LAW CENTER

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DeBartolo HallWelcome to the webpage of the Political Science Department and Rigelhaupt Pre-Law Center at Youngstown State University.  The department is housed on the 4th floor of DeBartolo Hall on the west side of campus and has a student/faculty ratio of approximately 1:25. Most of our classes are taught by full-time faculty members. The full-time professors who make up the Political Science Department are considered experts in their fields, and are often quoted in regional and national publications. Please explore their individual webpages to learn more about their backgrounds, writings, and research interests.

The department also includes many programs and student organizations. The Urban Intern Program, Peace & Conflict Studies and the Global Education Program are just three examples of curricular programs. In addition, a Pre-Law Society meets throughout the year and helps organize a Law Day Program, a moot court team competes annually in the American Collegiate Moot Court Competition and the UNA-USA-YSU works with Global Education to organize the Model United Nations Team which has won many individual and team awards.

YSU Regional HS Model UN (2013)

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YSU Regional HS Model United Nations was held on April 26, 2013. About 250 high school students from ten area high schools participated the YSU's 25th annual High School Model United Nations. This year's program included a simulation of the GA First Committee (Disarmament and International Security Committee ), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, two Security Councils, Crises Security Council, and a simulation of the League of Arab States. All staff were YSU students.

Moot Court 2013-14

Teams from the Youngstown State University's 2013-14 Moot Court participated in the Great Lakes Regional Moot Court Tournament in Saginaw, Michigan, and the American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s Midwest Regional Tournament at Wooster this year. They then advanced to the National Moot Court Competition (January 17-18, 2014) at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Arizona.  Congratuations to our Moot Court Team! (Please see the Moot Court Page for more information.)

Dr. Fuller Speaks at Freedom Conference in Poland
Dr. Fuller visited the village of Uniejov, Poland for three days in September 2013 as the only foreign guest at a nationwide political theory conference on freedom. He spoke about liberality in the writings of Leo Strauss.

Dr. Fuller Lectures in Poland
Dr. Sracic - Fulbright Lecturer

Dr. Sracic spent a year in Japan as a Fulbright Lecturer at Sophia University in Tokyo and the University of Tokyo.  He also lectured to the public on the impact of the 2010 midterm elections on Obama's presidency.

Dr. Sracic, Fulbright Scholar
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