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Symposium on Southern Politics

Charleston, S.C., February 11 - The Citadel Department of Political Science is proud to host its Eleventh Symposium on Southern Politics. The only conference in the country to focus exclusively on Southern politics, the symposium was founded in 1978 and is being held March 5-6 this year 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.

Professor John McGlennon from the Department of Government at the College of William and Mary wrote, "For the past twenty years, the symposium has provided a unique opportunity for advancing scholarship on politics in the South. It provides much more than an outlet for presenting research. The Citadel Symposium has shaped the agenda for studying Southern politics."

Co-directors Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Moreland, and John C. Kuzenski are excited about this year's conference, the largest to date. There will be fifteen panels held on a wide variety of topics including race, religion, partisan change, and the continuing debate over Southern symbols. This year's symposium features a roundtable discussion of recent elections in the South and a luncheon address by Dr. Susan MacManus, past president of the Southern Political Science Association.

Anyone interested in attending one of the panel sessions should contact Colonel Robert Steed for more information at (803) 953-6797.

  

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