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Center to Present Lecture on Bush, War on Terror Feb. 6

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Posted: Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

Jan. 23, 2013

The Center for Political and Economic Thought will present Dr. Stephen Knott, professor of national security at the U.S. Naval War College, in its Government and Political Education Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 6, in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. His talk is entitled “Distorted History: The Case of George W. Bush and the War on Terror.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Knott previously was co-chair of the presidential oral history program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He also served for seven years as an associate professor in the political science department at the United States Air Force Academy.

He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College and has taught courses on the presidency, congress, intelligence and national security and American foreign policy.

His books include The Reagan Years; Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; At Reagan’s Side: Insiders’ Recollections from Sacramento to the White House; and Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics.

The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences, and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff and it produces numerous publications.

The Center is a part of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government.

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

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