Graduate Student Mixer

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) of Brooklyn College is hosting its first graduate student mixer.  Give school work a break and come network with fellow BC colleagues while enjoying free food, entertainment, and a chance to get Brooklyn College giveaways!  The Penthouse will be opened between 6-10 PM, so stop by before or after class.

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GSO Mixer

UNA Day in Brooklyn

UN Day in Brooklyn 

Thursday October 22, 2015
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Cost: Free
4:30-6:30 Networking, leaning about different NGOs focusing on maternal health, the environment, development, and the UN
6:30-7:30 Expert panel/speakers
7:30-9 Reception
Attendees will get to hear from and network with experts on the UN, representatives from NGOs focusing on the most topical issues confronting the UN, specifically the Sustainable Development Goals, but also peacekeeping, and learn how they can support the mission of the United Nations. Finally, there will be a reception with food, beverages and live music.
Keynote Speakers will be:
• UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations Political Affairs Officer Kristen Petillon
• International Planned Parenthood Foundation-WHR Director of Advocacy María Antonieta Alcalde
• UN diplomat, International Climate Change Negotiator, attorney, filmmaker Robert F. Van Lierop
To RSVP – the Facebook event page is here: Or you can RSVP to 

Learning Center: Writing Support for Graduate Students

The Learning Center (LC) provides free peer and professional tutoring in courses across the curriculum.  We are open 7 days a week: M-TH: 10 AM – 7 PM, F: 10 AM – 3 PM, and S/SU: 12 PM – 4 PM.  Students will find it a congenial place to share ideas, consult with a tutor, and improve their skills.  Computers are also available for use.   Students working on writing assignments can get support at every stage of the writing process, from outlining to revising, and everything in between.  For graduate students, the Learning Center hired a tutor, Ted Demos, to work specifically with graduate students.  He is available to meet with you to discuss writing strategies and to help you take advantage of all resources available in the Center.  To make an appointment, please call the center at 718.951.5821, or stop by.  For all non-writing  subjects, students may drop in during our posted days and times.  Tutorials are conducted in small groups or one-on-one depending on availability.  Our full schedule is available on our website at and updated throughout the semester.

Co-Sponsorship Statement and Policy

The Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College welcomes requests to co-sponsor speakers and events from all student groups, departments and programs. We co-sponsor events because we as a department value the open and free exchange of ideas. As educators, we place great value on learning, inside and outside the classroom. At our commuter campus, students’ time is scarce, as most have jobs. We want our students to care enough about ideas and about politics to plan and attend such events. By sponsoring and co-sponsoring speakers, we are not endorsing the ideas expressed; in the past we have sponsored and co-sponsored speakers as various as Omar Barghouti, Alan Dershowitz, Kathleen Cleaver, Elliot Abrams, Glenn Greenwald, Judith Butler, and Leonard Garment. We are instead acknowledging and encouraging students’ contributions to the intellectual life of the campus.