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McKenna School to host lecture on Lincoln's humor

by Public Relations | January 11, 2022

LATROBE, PA – On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Center for Political and Economic Thought, part of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at Saint Vincent College, will host Professor Eric Sands of Berry College at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred M. Rogers Center on campus.

Sands’ lecture, Lincoln’s Serious Use of Humor, is free and open to the public.

Sands is Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia.  He has been with the department for 15 years and teaches courses in American political thought, political parties, constitutional law and ancient political theory.  He also teaches for the Masters in American History and Government program through Ashland University in Ohio, where he offers courses on the American Revolution, Sectionalism and Civil War, Civil War and Reconstruction, and Political Parties. He has published a book called “American Public Philosophy and the Mystery of Lincolnism” through the University of Missouri Press and recently edited a volume of core documents on political parties.  Sands has also published in a number of journals and other venues on topics ranging from Tocqueville to constitutional law.

For more information, contact Mary Beth McConahey, Assistant Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought, at or (724) 805-2120.

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Photo 1: Eric Sands

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