The Student Fellows Program
The Center for Political Participation relies heavily on student involvement. Several work-study students are hired each semester to do important research. Also, a Student Fellowship Program has been established. These fellows are selected to help run the Center from organizing various events and implementing programs, to creating innovative strategies for promoting politics and the democratic process.
The Quigley Town Hall (QTH) was established by the CPP in 2013. The idea was to provide the campus and the community multiple, on-going opportunities to learn about and explore contemporary policy issues, debates, and key events. The QTH series is run entirely by CPP Fellows; they develop the topics that are to be explored in the series, choreograph the events, and arrange for policy experts to help facilitate the discussions. We try to hold one QTH per month during the academic year.
Some of the most recent Quigley Town Halls have focused on the following topics:
- Politics of the Pandemic
- The Future of the Filibuster
- Reflecting on Ruth Bader Ginsberg
- Civic Values and Public Discourse
- Get Out the Vote
- Citizens Take to the Streets in Chile: What is going on in South America?
- What the Xi is happening in China?
- The Daily Me: Algorithms and Political Preferences
- Election Post-Mortem
- Turkey, Jordan, and the Refugee Crisis
- U.S. Foreign Policy and NATO
Other Quigley Town Halls include:
- Polling and the 2016 Presidential Election
- 2016 Presidential and Down-ballot Elections
- The No Labels movement
- The TEA Party and the GOP
- National Security and the South China Sea
- Religion and Politics
- The Occupy Movement
- Syria and Sanctions
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Prison Reform
- Ferguson and Black Lives Matter Movement
- The Rise of ISIS
- The Senate Torture Report
- Media and Primaries
- Race and Gender Dynamics in the Election
- Wealth Inequality: The Widening Rhetorical and Political Gap
- The Zika Virus