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Center to Present Program on Challenges to Foreign Policy Feb. 26

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Posted: Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

Feb. 11, 2014

Saint Vincent College and its Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’s Center for Political and Economic Thought will present a lecture by Dr. W. David Clinton of Baylor University, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is titled, “Contemporary Challenges in Foreign Policy: Is the United States Up to Them?” Admission is free and open to the public.

Clinton has served as professor of political science at Baylor since 2006 and chair of the department of political science since 2010. His major teaching and research interests lie in the history of international relations thought, ethics and international relations and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

Among other works, he is the author of Tocqueville, Lieber, and Bagehot: Liberalism Confronts the World and the editor of The Realist Tradition and Contemporary International Relations. His articles have appeared in journals including The Review of Politics, The Review of International Studies, The Washington Quarterly and Diplomacy and Statecraft.

He is currently working on two research projects, one on 19th-century conservatism and international relations and the other on approaches to peace in the interwar period of the 20th-century.

Previously, he taught at Tulane University, Colgate University, Hamilton College and Union College, all places at which he learned the importance of a liberal education for every undergraduate and for life.

He has held positions as visiting scholar at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia; St. Andrews University in St. Andrews, Scotland; and the University of Wales at Aberystwyth.

Clinton earned a bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University and a master of arts degree and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

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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.

For more information, contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by writing to marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.

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