Night at The Movies

One of the great things about politics is it literally impacts almost all of our daily lives including popular culture. Motion Pictures and documentaries regularly address political topics and thus provides an excellent avenue to explore political issues. Given this we started the Prof. Edwards Night at the Movies series. Several times a year the political science faculty will select a movie based on timely political topics and join the students in watching the movie. Funny or serious, real or fictional, these movies provide an interesting opportunity to explore political issues with your faculty members while taking a break from all of the intense course work. Of course there will be popcorn! Please join us for the next Prof. Edwards Night at the Movies.


2013-2014 Schedule

Night at the Movies II: November 19: Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm 127 Bolin Hall.

Continuing with our theme of the balance between privacy and national security in the digital age we will be presenting another movie that explores this issue in American society but from a comical point of view. To explore this theme we will be holding a Prof. Edwards Night at the Movies Tuesday November 19 in 127 Bolin Hall from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We will be watching the comedy Sneakers that includes a star studded cast that includes Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, and River Phoenix to name a few. Following the movie the political science faculty will offer some commentary on the parallels between this scenario and the current Edward Snowden Controversy. Of course there will be popcorn. So join us for some laughs, popcorn, and discussion on the balance between privacy and national security.

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Night at the Movies I: Oct 1: Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm 127 Bolin Hall.

Join us for a welcome back to school edition of the Prof. Edwards night at the Movies. Given Edward Snowden leaks that lead to the revelation that the N.S.A. was collecting digital data on American citizens we felt it would be interesting to examine the parallels between Daniel Ellsberg whose leaks of US policies during the Vietnam War played an influential role in the American public opinion shift against the war. To examine this case we will be watching The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Please join us October 1 Tuesday at 6:00 pm in Bolin Hall.   

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