Archival Content: Links not maintained Great Ideas and Contemporary Issues Series:
Elections and Executives

The Elections and Executives series speakers will put the American electoral process and American Presidency into context through a variety of topics. It is especially crucial in this election year to appreciate our own system as it compares to historical and international models. By doing so, we become better citizens of our own country, and of the world.

All events are in the Cornette Library's Lecture Room and are free and open to the public.

Speaker Subject Date
Dr. Bruce Brasington
Professor of History
Rome and Athens: Foundations Monday
September 13, 2004
4:00-6:00 pm
Dr. Trudy Hanson
Professor of Speech Communication
The West Wing: Popular Culture and the Presidency Monday
October 4, 2004
4:00-6:00 pm
Dr. Jim Calvi
Professor of Political Science
The Electoral College: An Explanation and Exposition Monday
November 1, 2004
4:00-6:00 pm
Dr. Wade Shaffer
Associate Professor of History and
Dr. Reed Welch
Assistant Professor of Political Science
The American Presidency: Then and Now Monday
February 7, 2005
4:00-6:00 pm
Dr. Marlene Sokolon
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Monarchs, Ministers, Presidents: Comparative European Executives Monday
March 7, 2005
4:00-6:00 pm
Dr. Martin Jacobsen
Assistant Professor of English, and
Assistant Director, Honors Program
The Rhetoric of the Presidency Monday
April 4, 2005
4:00-6:00 pm