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Center to Present Lecture on George Washington Nov. 14

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Posted: Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

Oct. 31, 2012

Saint Vincent College’s Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government Center for Political and Economic Thought will present a lecture titled, “The Indispensable George Washington,” by Dr. Jeffry Morrison of Regent University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.

Morrison is associate dean and associate professor of government at Regent University where he directs the Oxford Study Abroad Program. He is also a faculty member at the federal government’s James Madison Foundation in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Princeton University, the U.S. Air Force Academy and Georgetown University in the departments of government and history.

Morrison is co-editor or author of four books on early American constitutionalism, most recently The Political Philosophy of George Washington (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). His other work has been published in or is forthcoming from American Political Thought, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Congressional Quarterly Press, Journal of American History, Journal of Church and State, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography and Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. The latest is a chapter in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (2012), which appears in the Blackwell Companions to American History series.

Morrison has lectured at historic sites and colleges throughout the United States and in England. He served as an academic consultant for two major television broadcasts, the BBC’s “History of Scotland” series (2009) and PBS’s “God in America” series (2010); he also appeared in a third, the BBC documentary “Forgotten Revolutionary: Francis Hutcheson” (2012). The recipient of numerous academic and professional awards, Morrison graduated with distinction from Boston College and from Georgetown, where he received his Ph.D.

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

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