In honor of the memory of former MSU Political Science Professor (1923-1958), Atticus F. 'Prof' Edwards, the political science department has begun a series of roundtable discussions on politics. This series is intended to bring faculty and students together on campus to discuss a series of political issues in an informal setting. Building on Prof Edwards desire to promote collegial discussions in politics, we hope this series sparks interest in the important issues facing our campus, city, state, country, and world today.
This year's Prof. Edwards Discussions in Politics kicks off with a visit by Congressman Mac Thornberry. Representing the 13 District, Congressman Thornberry is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Armed Services Committee and is also a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He will be on campus Thursday October 30. During his visit he will speak about the current state of U.S. national security. This talk will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Shawnee theater. Please join us for this important event. If you would like to learn more about Congressman Thornberry you can visit his site here.
Discussion I: Why Vote? U.S. Educational Policy.
Date: September 27, 2012 (Thursday)
Location: 101 Dillard
In conjunction with the MSU Voter Registration Drive the political science faculty will hold a roundtable discussion examining the importance of voting among the younger population. To illustrate the importance of participation the political science faculty will examine U.S. Educational Policy over the last forty years.
Discussion II: US Defense and the Challenges of the Future
Date: October 22, 2012 (Monday)
Location: Akin Auditorium
This special discussion will focus on the role of the armed services and U.S. defense policy in a changing world. We will be joined by special guest speaker U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry-R . For more information on Congressman Thornberry see below:
Congressman Mac Thornberry