News for Politics students -- 10-25-2021

  1. Peace Corps info session for Humboldt students, Oct. 26. 2-3pm. Register here. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join Peace Corps regional recruiter John Keller (returned volunteer, Ethiopia 2016-2018) at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Want to learn more about the Peace Corps? Read about their Volunteer programs. For questions about this event, contact John Keller at
  2. Politics Department advising meeting, Oct. 29. Learn about spring semester classes, talk to faculty, and build community. Oct. 29, 1-2pm. Zoom link. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the Politics Canvas advising page after the event. 
  3. 23rd Annual Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, Oct. 23-29. This year's theme is "Dismantle & Heal: Building Coalition Against Forced Division.” Featured speaker Dr. Lisa Nakamura: October 26 at 9am: "Moving from Intergenerational Trauma to Racial Solidarity in the Japanese American Community." Dr. Nakamura is active in Tsuru for Solidarity, a "nonviolent, direct action project of Japanese American social justice advocates working to end detention sites and support front-line immigrant and refugee communities that are being targeted by racist, inhumane immigration policies." Keynote Speaker: Comedian and political commentator Hari KondaboluOctober 28 at 7pm. Also: Antiracist Education, Colorism, Abolition, Black Liberation Through The Arts, Queer within the Filipinx Family Dynamic, and more! See full schedule and zoom registration links here.
  4. Decolonizing Sustainability Speaker Series, Oct. 27. Wednesdays Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 12-1:15pm. Register here. The Oct. 27 discussion will be on “Colonialism Is Not Over: Green Colonialism & Sustainability from the TMT to the Terra Gen Wind Project.” This speaker series will highlight and unpack intersections of settler colonialism, white supremacy, and systems of power/privilege/oppression within the discourse and rhetoric of contemporary sustainability, environmental, and climate change movements. Each event will feature a broad overview of a selected sustainability topic delivered by Humboldt Native American Studies faculty, and then will move into an intimate panel discussion among experts from the field. Audience members are encouraged to engage with a parallel recommended reading for each talk and will be given time for questions at the end of each discussion. 
  5. The Oedipus Project: Climate Crisis Virtual Event at Notre Dame, Oct. 27. Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and in partnership with Theater of War Productions, The Oedipus Project presents acclaimed actors reading scenes from Sophocles' Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, constructive, global conversations about climate change, ecological disaster, and environmental justice. This event will take place via Zoom next Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00PM Eastern. Free registration is available here. Sophocles' ancient play, first performed in 429 BC, just after a plague that killed nearly one-third of the Athenian population, is a story of arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, intergenerational curses, willful blindness, and a pestilence and ecological collapse that ravages the archaic city of Thebes. Seen through this lens, Oedipus the King appears to have been a powerful tool for helping Athenians communalize trauma and loss, while interrogating their own complicit role in the suffering, not just of those around them but of generations to come.
  6. Future Teacher Scholars: Building Community Virtual Event, Oct. 28. 1-3pm. Registration Link. This event is for any juniors or seniors interested in going into the teaching profession. We will introduce the various stipend and professional development opportunities available to the group, connect you with other students interested in teaching, and showcase resources that will help support your future career. This event will also offer opportunities to participate in financial aid stipend programs funded by the DHSI: Education grant. Email for more information.
  7. CCAT Haunted Garden, Oct. 29. Campus Center for Appropriate Technology is having a Haunted Garden event on Friday, October 29, at 7pm! All students & the community are welcome. Please wear a mask.
  8. Humboldt Press Assistant Student Position. Hours per week: 10-20 hours. Wage/Salary: $14.25-15.25 per hour. Start Date: TBA. Are you interested in publishing? Humboldt Press publishes journals, textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, picture books, master’s theses and projects, research posters, and videos among other content. See here for more information about the position, including how to apply.
  9. University of Utah virtual open house, Nov. 4. The Programs of Public Affairs at the University of Utah are hosting an Open house where prospective students can learn more about our programs: 1) Master of Public Policy, 2) M.S. International Affairs & Global Enterprise, and 3) Master of Public Administration. The first two programs are part of the Western Regional Graduate Program, which allows residents of select western states (California is one) to pay tuition fees at in-state rather than out-of-state prices. Register on the PPA page. Utah is a great place to live and is currently the fastest-growing state in the U.S. Learn more about living in Salt Lake City.  
  10. Minority Serving Institutions Graduate Recruitment Fair, Nov. 6. University of Southern California will host its Inaugural Minority Serving Institutions Graduate Recruitment Fair online on Saturday, Nov. 6. During the fair, students will learn about admissions, engage with our USC communiity, and network with their peers from around the country. Representatives from 11 of USC's academic departments, including our USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, will present information to prospective students from around the country. Interested in applying for graduate studies at USC? Info and registration link here. When:  9-10 AM (PST)  General Session; 10-11:30 AM (PST) Presentations by Graduate Programs.
  11. Sustainability Leadership Training, Dec. 4. The C2C Fellows Network, offered through the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York, is an international program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership work in sustainable politics, NGO’s and business. C2C’s intensive, interactive skills-based virtual workshops teach skills they don't teach at university, skills to change the future. Led by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, C2C training focuses on key leadership skills: vision, courage, developing your network, telling your story, and raising funds. Apply here. Graduates of the workshops join a national network with access to continuing educational and professional opportunities, including dedicated scholarships to attend Bard’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Masters of Science degrees in Environmental Policy and Climate Science and PolicyMasters of Education in Environmental Education, and the Bard MBA in Sustainability, the #1-ranked Green MBA in the US. 
  12. Need help choosing your Spring 2022 classes or making a DARS plan? Politics Peer Mentors can help! Politics Department peer mentors Samuel Perez ( and Serena Archila ( host drop-in office hours every week. Let them help you: plan a path through the major, answer coursework questions, help motivate you to stay focused on your success, and support you during challenging times. Sammy’s hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm and by appointment (Zoom room link). Serena’s office hours: Mondays from 4-5pm, Wednesdays from 3-4pm, and by appointment (Zoom link).