Through the generous support of the Karen and Ronald Thomas Family Fund, the Political Science Department is able to present compelling lectures led by regional, national and international leaders.
Spring 2012 Thomas Fund Lectures:
"Our National Security Future: The Five Stories You Need To Know", presented by General Barry McCaffrey (USA, ret) on Thursday, March 15, 2012 (Cardinal Foley Commons, Merion Campus @ 11:30 a.m.)
Spring 2011 Thomas Fund Lectures:
Prodigal Nation: The American Jermiad from New England to 9/11 and Beyond presented by Dr. Andrew Murphy on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
Ethics and Leadership presented by Mr. Ronald Kadish, '70 on Thursday February 10, 2011
Missile Defense-Past and Future presented by Mr. Ronald Kadish, '70 on Thursday February 10, 2011
Vortex of Conflict: U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq by Dr. Daniel Caldwell Saturday April 2. 2011.
Thomas Fund Scholarships:
In addition to the financial assistance for lectures, the Thomas Family Fund provides funding to Political Science students who are studying abroad for a semester. In the last two years alone, four students have benefitted from the Thomas Family Fund. In spring 2010 Alyssa Ryan '11 studied in London and interned with a Member of the British Parliament; Frederick Roth '11, studied in Leuven, Belgium and interned in the European Union Parliament in spring 2010; Megan Scheidemann '11, also studied in Leuven, Belgium and interned for the European Union Parliament in spring 2009; Amar Sharif '12 traveled to South Africa for the fall 2010 semester and participated in the Marquette program. To apply for the 2011-12 study abroad scholarships, click here.