Payson Center Events

This is a reverse chronological listing of all Payson Center Events since 2012.

Boston Idealist Grad School Fair

Stop by and meet with the admissions team and alumni at the Payson Center for International Development booth at the Boston Idealist Grad School Fair on Monday, September 29th at the Boston University George Sherman Union.

Event Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 5:00pm

Norm Diffusion from the Global South: Latin America and the Idea of the International Human Rights

A lecture by Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

This event is sponsored by the:

  • Department of Political Science
  • The Charles Dunbar Fund of the Department of Political Science Center for Scholars & Political Science
  • Center for Inter-American Policy & Research


Event Date: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:30pm

New York Idealist Grad School Fair

Stop by and meet with the admissions team and alumni at the Payson Center for International Development booth at the New York Idealist Grad School Fair on Tuesday, September 22nd at the Metropolitan Pavillion

Event Date: 
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 5:00pm

Covering the Court: a discussion with Jess Bravin, the Wall Street Journal’s chief Supreme Court reporter

Jess Bravin has written about Supreme Court cases involving some of the most compelling issues of our time: same-sex marriage, GPS tracking, immigration restrictions, the fight against terrorism and more.

He’s charted how Chief Justice John Roberts has voted with liberal justices to pull major rulings to the center and has “revived the custom of referring to opposing legal counsel as ‘friends,’ rather than adversaries or even colleagues.”

Event Date: 
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

PGSA Back to School, Fall 204 Happy Hour

Come Karaoke and enjoy some Japanese snacks at the first Fall 2014 PGSA Happy Hour!

at Little Tokyo

1340 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans 70118

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5:30pm

Hands-on Payson Website People Bio Session

Who: For incoming graduate students or for existing graduate students who have not yet created a People Bio page on the Payson Center Website

What: A hands-on working session with Sheila Joy, Instructional Technology Specialist to help you create a Paysonite People Bio for the Payson Website.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00pm

PGSA Kick-off meeting Fall 2014

PGSA welcomes all Paysonites to a new school year! We are particularly excited to see so many new faces join our department this semester. For those of you who have never heard of PGSA: We are the the Payson Graduate Student Association, a quite informal and layed-back forum to organize all kinds of extra-curricular events, where everybody's input is welcome. Please go to to find out more.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Fall 2014 Semester Begins

Event Date: 
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 8:00am

Welcome back party

On behalf of the Payson Center, we cordially invite you and a guest to a Welcome Back party for Payson faculty, staff and students at the home of Payson Assistant Director, Kady Weingart!  Food and drinks (beer, wine and sodas) will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own preferred beverage.

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

Fall 2014 New Graduate Student Orientation

On-campus attendees should arrive at 10:00 AM for breakfast and coffee.

Distance-based students are encouraged to join at 10:15 AM CDT via the GoToMeeting virtual meeting platform (please follow connection information below) which requires a high-speed internet connection and a microphone for communication (there will be no  teleconference bridge).

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00am


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