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Citadel News Service
27 May 2011

Mallory Factor brings geopolitics to The Citadel

Mallory Factor has been appointed as The Citadel’s 2011-2012 John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government.


Mallory Factor

“We are pleased that Mr. Factor will be bringing his extensive knowledge of economics, global politics and political movements to The Citadel as our next West professor,” said Samuel M. Hines, Jr., provost and dean of the college.

In addition to teaching courses on geopolitics and the American conservative tradition, Factor will direct a year-long speaker series on America’s role in the emerging global order. The lectures, which are sponsored by West Chair Foundation and the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, are free and open to the public.

Factor is president of MALLORY FACTOR INC, an independent merchant bank and financial relations consultancy that he founded in 1976. Factor is a columnist for “Forbes” magazine and also writes and speaks frequently on economic and political topics for cable news stations, leading newspapers and other publications. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as vice chairman of the Council’s Task Force on Terror Financing.

“We are excited to have someone of Mr. Factor’s experience and political expertise,” said Gardel Feurtado, head of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice. “As a leader in his field and a renowned journalist, Factor will bring a new perspective to The Citadel on America’s role in the world and will add to our students’ understanding of their world and in their future leadership.”

A graduate of Wesleyan University and attended Columbia University’s Law and Business schools, he also is the co-chairman of The Monday Meeting, an influential meeting of economic conservatives, journalists and corporate leaders in New York City. He has recently formed a similar meeting in Charleston known as The Charleston Meeting.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the cadets and graduate students at The Citadel,” said Factor. “I look forward to enhancing the dialogue on campus and in our community on the important global issues, such as American competitiveness, that greatly impact our economy and way of life.”

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