Category Archives: Politics

Churchill Lecturer Celebrates Churchill and FDR, Critiques Trump

After being inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College, Meacham delivers the 2017 Kemper Lecture. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY DAVID IMMANUEL  
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jon Meacham paid a visit to Westminster College on Saturday as the Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecturer and delivered a talk entitled, “The Relevance of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt.”

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David Petraeus, Retired Four-Star General, Speaks at Westminster as Part of Churchill Fellows Weekend

Petraeus (left) and Riley (right) talk inside a jam-packed Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY HAIDEN DESHONG 
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Following Jon Meacham’s Kemper Lecture address, the Churchill Fellows Weekend continued with a conversation between National Churchill Museum Director Tim Riley and Gen. David H. Petraeus inside the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.

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Westminster’s Political Scientists Hold Panel on Trump Presidency

Moderator Ayush Manandhar, ’17, and political science professor Dr. Tobias Gibson listen to Dr. John Langton speak at “The Executive Order” panel. PHOTO BY ZACH STAFFORD.

BY ZACH STAFFORD 
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

Three professors of Political Science, Dr. Tobias Gibson, Dr. John Langton and Dr. Kali Wright-Smith, held a panel discussion last week to analyze and answer questions about recent decisions made by U.S. President Donald Trump. The event was moderated by Ayush Manandhar, ’17, and sponsored by the Westminster Global Development and Progress Club and Westminster Journal for Global Progress.
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Guest Speaker to Talk about her Novel Set in Syria

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The English Department will host a reading by novelist Emily Robbins on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Mary, the Virgin, Aldermanbury. Robbins’s novel “A Word for Love,” is set in pre-civil war Syria and will be sold by the Bookstore for her to sign after the reading. She has lived and worked across the Middle East and North Africa. From 2007 to 2008, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Syria, where she studied religion and language with a women’s mosque movement and lived with the family of a leading intellectual. Robbins holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2016 she received a second Fulbright, to study in Jordan. She lives in Chicago and Brownsville, Texas.

Should the U.S. Grant Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants? Westminster Debating Society Weighs In

 

Border, to avoid USA to fleed into México

A fence separating the United States and Mexico along the southern edge of San Diego, California. 

BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER 
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

Students filled Hazel 112 Friday to listen to members of the Westminster Debating Society discuss whether or not the United States government should allow immigrants who entered the country illegally to become citizens.

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