Political science students will discuss hot-button social issues at Tarleton State University’s Town Hall on Monday, April 9, at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.

The free event begins at 6 p.m.

In its third semester, the Town Hall boasts more than 600 students who work throughout a semester researching a policy matter relating to civic engagement.

Issues confronting federal and state lawmakers like immigration, the Affordable Care Act and the Second Amendment have been researched by students and presented in breakout groups of 20, who then hear experiences from topic experts in the community.

“Whatever the issue, we’ve got someone who not only has theoretical experience but also real-world experience, and can share it with our students,” said political science instructor Casey Thompson.“They’re not picking a side. This isn’t a persuasive argument or a debate environment. The real goal is to be able to understand what’s broken, how to fix it, and what tools do you use to fix it.”