Institute for Political Studies

​​​The mission of the Institute for Political Studies (IPS) is to educate students and the community about how a variety of political issues affect their lives by helping them gain a critical ​understanding of important topics and empowering them to become informed, independent thinkers. The primary activity of the IPS is hosting events that bring topic experts on campus to share their knowledge.

Past Event Presentations

The speakers who come to interact with students have presented on a wide variety of topics over time, ranging from state politics to lobbying. See what a few had to say by watching our videos.

Follow us

If you are interested in further engaging political topics related to state, national and international affairs, then simply like our page on Facebook. There are frequent updates on political news at all three levels of government and information regarding upcoming IPS events and political events around the metroplex with some of our local partners.


Ahad Hayaud-Din 
Director, Institute for Political Studies
Building K, Room K-221

Brookhaven Social Science Division
Building K, Room K-240