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2005

S. C. Political Science Association To Hold Annual Meeting at FMU

    FLORENCE---The South Carolina Political Science Association will hold its 2005 meeting Saturday, Feb. 26, on the campus of Francis Marion University.

    More than 50 students and professors from South Carolina colleges and universities are expected to attend the annual meeting to be held in Leatherman Science Facility from 9 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.

    Discussions will deal with such topics as “The War on Terror,” “The Future of the Democratic Party in South Carolina,” “Democracy and the War in Iraq,” “Voting and Elections,” “Public Policy,” and “The Media and Politics.”

    The keynote address on “Politics in the Modern South” will be given by Merle Black, Asa G. Candler Professor of Politics and Government at Emory University.  He was a long-time professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Emory in 1989.  Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, he earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvard and master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Chicago.

    Co-author of seven books, most recently The Rise of Southern Republicans in 2002, Dr. Black is a well-known media commentator on U.S. elections and Southern politics.

    The meeting is being sponsored by FMU’s Department of Political Science and Geography.  FMU Assistant Professor David White is vice president of the state organization and is in charge of organizing the annual meeting.

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Last Published: February 21, 2005 10:26 AM
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