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Dr. Lori Cox Han Talks Politics with NAC Students at Chapman Visiting Scholars Series Presentation
On Saturday, March 22, Dr. Lori Cox Han gave her presentation, “Politics and the Millennial Generation” to Nicholas Academic Centers’ students as part of the Chapman University Visiting Scholars Series. Dr. Han, a professor in the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Chapman University, is an accomplished author whose area of expertise includes American government, with research interests in the presidency, women and politics, media and politics, and political leadership.
 
To open the lecture, Dr. Han outlined the scope of the discipline of political science, noting that in addition to talking about states, nations, and government, political scientists raise awareness about political issues and inform citizens. Dr. Han noted, “As citizens, we need to take a very active role in our government and in policy making.” One of the ways in which citizens can take an active role is voting, an act Dr. Han encouraged students to register to do as soon as they come of age. Dr. Han added, “It’s one of the most important ways you can have a voice and get involved in our system of government.”
 
Students learned they are often grouped in what is known as the “millennial” generation, which supposes they share some common traits, including being socially connected, technologically inclined, likely to have tattoos, and more likely to identify themselves as “liberals.” After describing “millennials,” Dr. Han asked students what they consider important, and she challenged students to consider the role politics plays in their lives. One student, Denise Beltran, expressed concern about having to “clean up the mess of previous generations.” Many students said they value education, and Dr. Han noted that experts claim it may be the next economic “bubble” to burst, considering the high number of college graduates with extensive debt and minimal job opportunities.
 
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