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Mercer Political Science Lecture Series Focuses on Rebuilding Democracy

September 1, 2011

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037,

MACON — Mercer University will begin its 2011-2012 Political Science Lecture Series this month, focusing on the Lyceum theme “Rebuilding Democracy.” The lecture series features political science and history professors from Mercer as well as speakers from The Macon Telegraph. This is the 13th year of the annual lecture series.

The lecture series will continue in the spring and the schedule will be released at a later date.

All lectures start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the McCorkle Music Building choir rehearsal room on the second Wednesday of the month. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Sept. 14
Dr. Tom Scott, professor of history, and Dr. Will Jordan, associate professor of political science at Mercer University
“What Were They (The Founders) Thinking?”
Oct. 19
Dr. Bryan Williams, assistant professor of political science at Mercer University
“Engineering Democracy: Alternative Electoral Systems”
Nov. 9
Mike Stucka and Jim Gaines, political reporters, Macon Telegraph
“First Amendment Blues: Local Press in a Democracy”
About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,200 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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