The UND Department of Political Science & Public Administration hosts speakers, panels, debates, and other events of interest to our students, alumni, and the public.
The Wenstrom Lecture is an annual event named for former North Dakota Lieutenant Governor and legislative leader Frank Wenstrom. Topics highlight contemporary issues in North Dakota politics, governance, and public service. A popular, repeated event is the Interns panel, in which current UND students and recent graduates share their experiences as Legislative and Congressional Interns.
- The Hon. Kevin Cramer, 2017
- Public Service Internship, 2016
- Gladys Kudzaishe Hlatywayo, 2015
- The Hon. Byron L. Dorgan, 2014
- Senator Heidi Heitkamp, 2013
- Interns, 2012
- Lloyd Omdahl and Earl Strinden, 2011
Master of Public Administration Student Organization (MPASO) Speaker Series
The Master of Public Administration Student Organization Speaker Series has featured such notable figures as journalist Roxana Saberi, Macalester College Professor Julie Dolan, and author David Osborne.