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Citadel News Service
10 Jan 2008

Symposium on Southern Politics set for March

The Citadel Department of Political Science is proud to host the Symposium on Southern Politics Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7 in Mark Clark Hall.

The Symposium on Southern Politics takes place every two years and has become nationally renowned among political science scholars. The symposium's concentration on Southern politics adds a unique dimension to political scholarship and has spawned countless projects, articles and books, attracting scholars from all over the country.

This year's symposium features panels on such topics as political culture, southern distinctiveness, race and money in politics and presidential primaries.  A special roundtable on the 2008 presidential election in the South is also planned. 

Schedule of events

Thursday, March 6 

9  a.m. - Registration, 2nd floor lobby, Mark Clark Hall

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Panel Session I 
Panel A: Partisan Development in the South (230 MCH)
Panel B: Southern Political Culture (228 MCH)

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. - Luncheon, Regimental Commanders’ Riverview Room

1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - Panel Session II
Panel C: Southern Distinctiveness (228 MCH)
Panel D: Roundtable on the 2008 Presidential Election in the South (230 MCH)

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Panel Session III 
Panel E:  Plenary Session: Reflections on the Changing South (230 MCH)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Receptions
Mark Clark Hall Reception Room (1st floor)
Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Student Reception, 230 Mark Clark Hall

Friday, March 7 

8:30 a.m.  10:30 a.m - Panel Session IV
Panel F: Race in Southern Politics (228 MCH)
Panel G: Public Policy in the South (230 MCH)

10:45 a.m.– 11:45 a.m. - Panel Session V 
Panel H: Money and Politics in the South (228 MCH)
Panel I: Presidential Primaries in the South (230 MCH)

Noon – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch, Regimental Commanders Riverview Room
Guest Speaker: Harold Stanley, Southern Methodist University

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Panel Session VI
Panel J: Legislative Politics in the South (228 MCH)
Panel K: Political Transformation in the South (230 MCH)

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. - Reception and Corps of Cadets dress parade 

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