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Mercer Kicks Off Annual Lecture Series Wednesday

September 11, 2006

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MACON, Ga. — Mercer University’s Department of Political Science begins its Eighth Annual College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Room 251 of Stetson Hall on Mercer’s Macon campus. This year’s theme is “Women, Power and Politics,” and will feature professors from across the University delivering timely lectures related to the theme. 

The first speaker in the series will be Laurie Lankin, assistant dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies and associate professor of counseling and human services. Lankin will speak on “Women’s Leadership Styles.”

“By organizing this lecture series, it is the hope of the faculty of the Department of Political Science that the interdisciplinary perspectives offered on this important topic raises awareness and heightens sensitivity,” said Gregory Domin, associate professor of political science and event organizer.
Fall 2006

All fall lectures begin at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 13,
“Women’s Leadership Styles”

Laurie Lankin, Assistant Dean, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services
Stetson 251

Wednesday, Oct. 18
“Women National Leaders: Where, How, Why, and So What?”

Eimad Houry, professor and chair, Department of Political Science
Stetson 251

Wednesday, Nov. 15
“Advocates for Women’s Health--Educating in the Past and Today: Emma Goldman, Margaret Sanger, and Teachers Today”

Linda Hensel, associate professor of biology and director of the Scientific Inquiry program
McCorkle Music Building Room 100

Spring 2007

All spring lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. and are to be held in Stetson 251.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Daisy Floyd, dean and professor, Walter F. George School of Law

Wednesday, March 14
“What Can We Learn from the Duke Lacrosse Case?”

Mary Alice Morgan, professor of English and director of the Women’s and
Gender Studies program

Wednesday, April 11
“Women Who Walked the Line: A Few Lessons from Classical Political Philosophy”

Charlotte Thomas, associate professor and chair, Department of Philosophy

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