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Three well-known international peace activists will share their experience with international civil rights crises, including the U.S. government’s use of drones, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. The panel discussion, “Three Women Who Stand for Peace: International Civil Rights in the Age of Drones,”  is one...
Tomis Kapitan
When one considers what the practice of philosophy involves, one thing that springs to mind is its employment of the Socratic method of instruction, so brilliantly illustrated in Plato’s dialogues. Many people have a rudimentary notion that this method is intended to enhance understanding through dialogue. A more complete description recognizes that the Socratic method...
Kaitylnn Carter, left, and Gary Timmins, right, meet SCUSA 63 banquet keynote speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Two University Honors students – Kaitlynn Carter (political science) and Gary Timmins (political science and psychology – served as NIU’s delegates to a prestigious undergraduate conference in early November. Carter and Timmins participated in the 63rd Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The purpose of the...
Christopher Jones, associate vice provost for University Honors at Northern Illinois University,  has returned from a trip to Taiwan this month where he and nine other senior U.S. scholars and researchers discussed security relations between the United States, Taiwan and China. Jones, a professor of political science, was selected as the Midwest region representative.  He and...