This year has been challenging and we are so grateful to everyone who has continually participated and helped with our organization. As we return (hopefully) to in-person events this fall, we hope to offer even more exciting opportunities for students to engage with. Stay tuned!
Here are some highlights from the 2020-2021 academic year:
Election Night Watch Parties
- We partnered with Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA), the Political Science honors fraternity, to engage with the CU community about the 2020 debates between Donald Trump versus Joe Biden and Mike Pence versus Kamala Harris. We were fortunate to have Dr. Kenneth Bickers also join us for our first of this series to provide his insights on the effects of debates on election outcomes.
Forum with CU Regents Candidates
- Candidates Callie Rennison (D - Colorado District 2) and Ilana Spiegel (D - Colorado District 6) joined us for an open forum with students about how they planned to serve if elected to the Boards of Regents for the University of Colorado. Richard Murray (R - Colorado District 6) also submitted a questionnaire from the club for students to read.
Q&A with Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver
- After Boulder experienced multiple national news events in the spring of 2021, including the University Hill riots and the shooting at King Soopers, Mayor Sam Weaver joined the club to provide his insights about how the community could move forward. Other topics included city housing policy, climate change, and Boulder's overall future.
Dialogue with the U.S. Air Force Academy
- In partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy's political discussion group, we engaged students in a discussion about American exceptionalism. We hope to continue this relationship with the Academy in the coming years.
- We were so grateful to the following professors who spoke at our many events: Dr. Kenneth Bickers, Dr. Tamar Malloy, Dr. Sven Steinmo, Dr. Steven Vanderheiden, and Dr. Jennifer Wolak. Topics ranged from moving forward after a tumultuous election, climate change, and the psychology of politics.”