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Senior Scholars:
Friday, March 1, 2019, 10 AM

Magdalena Krajewska, PHD

Associate Professor - History and Political Science

Wingate University

Great Decisions Topic:
Documenting Americans A Political History of National ID Proposals in the US

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Dr. Magdalena Krajewska is an associate professor of political science at Wingate University. She joined Wingate in August 2011. She has lived in Poland, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. Dr. Krajewska received her undergraduate degree in government and economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and her PhD in political science at Brandeis University. She specializes in comparative and American politics.


Dr. Krajewska is the author of Documenting Americans: A Political History of National ID Card Proposals in the United States, published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press.


Documenting Americans is the first and only comprehensive, book-length political history of national ID card proposals and developments in identity policing in the United States. The book focuses on the period from 1915 to 2016, including the post-9/11 debates and policy decisions regarding the introduction of technologically-advanced identification documents.


Dr. Krajewska's research interests are identification documents, national ID cards, identification policies, citizenship, immigration, homeland security, public policy, British politics, EU politics, and American politics.


Dr. Krajewska regularly teaches courses such as Global Perspectives in Economics and Political Science; Western Industrial Democracies; Immigration, Identification, and Policing; American Government; and Public Policy.


Dr. Krajewska presented her work at prestigious international conferences in London, Berlin, Montreal, Washington, DC, Boston, Chicago, San Diego, Philadelphia, Nashville, and Seattle, and participated in invitation-only seminars in Warsaw, Washington, DC, Boston, Charlottesville, Chapel Hill, and Tucson. She gave multiple invited talks, including at the National Archives in Washington, DC.


Dr. Krajewska is a board member of the North Carolina Political Science Association. She received numerous awards and fellowships and was named Professor of the Year by the Wingate University Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.

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Friday, March 1st   7:30 PM

Providence United Methodist Church in the Sanctuary

David Bashor Memorial Organ Concert Series

Silent Film accompanied by Organ Improvisation


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Lunch Bunch is seeking members to join their team.

Organized and coordinated by BG Metzler and Ruth McDevitt

Reservations are taken at the Lunch Bunch Table
Policy change weather cancellation:

Senior Scholars will not meet when

Myers Park High School has a weather cancellation.

CMS changed its policy to allow for geographically assigned closings. Myers Park HS is chosen because of its size and proximity to our meeting location.

Wait Listing: 2019 Wildacres Retreat
Monday,  April 29 - Thursday, May 2nd
Cost: $245 per person double occupancy
Reservations Full / Waiting listing

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Dr. Greg Ferro

Topics: (2 Programs)

  • The U.S. Constitution and You
  • How These Years 1900 - 1920 Made the America of Today (with an emphasis on WWI)
Relaxing days of learning, reflection, fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude, sharing and hiking at this beautiful 1,400 acre wilderness retreat near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spectacular mountains of western North Carolina.

Organized and Coordinated by Wade Alley and Jim Renger

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3/26/19 James Comey
Former FBI Director,
Belk Theater

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Link to 20% ticket discount in our website. (A senior scholar thank you to Queens University.)
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2019 Great Decisions Kindle version -  is now available to download from Kindle for $12.99
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