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  • Feb. 7 – “We Need Not Be Enemies: Iran and the U.S. in the 21st Century” lecture
    5 p.m. in the Honors College Commons of M.D. Anderson Library
    The Center for International and Comparative Studies welcomes to campus Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to General Colin Powell through Powell’s tenures as National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State.

  • Feb. 21 - 24 – Workshop on Printmaking & Philosophy of Art
    The Department of Philosophy will host a three-day workshop on campus. Contact Dr. Christy Mag Uidhir or visit the website

  • Feb. 22 – Public Official of the Year Luncheon
    The Master of Public Administration Program presents the 2nd annual award ceremony to acknowledge the work of unelected public officials in municipal and regional government. The keynote address will be delivered by Jeff Moseley, former president of the Greater Houston Partnership.

For more events, check the CLASS calendar

CLASS in the Media

CLASS Alums Making News

The 83rd Texas State Legislature Session convened on January 8, 2013 and is scheduled to end after 140 days on May 27, 2013. CLASS salutes our alums serving as elected officials in this session and all of whom earned bachelor’s degrees in the Department of Political Science.

  • State Senator John Whitmire, B.A. in Political Science, 1975 and UH Law degree.
  • State Representative Carol Alvarado, B.A. in Political Science, 1992, and UH MBA degree.
  • State Representative Ana Hernandez Luna, B.A. double major in Political Science and Psychology, 1999 and UT-Austin Law degree.
  • State Representative Sylvester Turner, B.A. in Political Science, 1977, and Harvard Law degree.
  • State Representative Armando Walle, B.S. in Political Science, 2004, and attending UH Law Center.
  • State Representative James White, M.S. and Ph.D. in Political Science, 2012 and B.S. in Political Pcience and M.Ed. from Prairie View A&M University.