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SVC CENTER PLANS TALK ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT FEB. 22

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Posted: Thursday Feb 9, 2012

February 9, 2012

The Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College, in cooperation with the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government, will present a lecture by Dr. Micah Watson, director of the Center for Politics and Religion at Union University, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22 in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.

This will be the ninth in the Center's 2011-2012 Government and Political Education Series, and is entitled “Locke’s Legacy or Rousseau’s Temptation: American Government as Creature or Creator.”

Dr. Watson is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Politics and Religion at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He was formerly a William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University, where he also completed his doctoral work. His interests include the intersection of politics and religion, the prospects for a tradition of evangelical political thought, and the thought of John Locke. Before working at Union, he taught for a year for Villanova University’s Augustine and Culture Seminar. Originally from California, he now lives with his wife and five children in western Tennessee.

The final lecture in the series will be by Dr. Charles Holt, “Auction Design for Public Policy,” March 14.

For more information, contact Mary Beth McConahey, program manager of the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College at marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.

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