C-SPAN taping of Scott Farris’s presentation on How Losing Presidential Campaigns Have Shaped the 2012 Election
The Political Science Alumni Association of Boise State University invites you to a very special event!
Be a member of the live audience for the C-SPAN taping of author Scott Farris’s presentation on:
How Losing Presidential Campaigns have Shaped the 2012 Election –
How the 2012 Losing Campaign may Shape Politics in the Future.
When: Monday, March 19th, 6-8pm
What: An Evening with author Scott Farris, “Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.”
Where: Rediscovered Books and the Grape Escape.
6pm – Rediscovered Books (180 N. 8th St., Boise) – join us for Mr. Farris’s formal presentation which will be taped for C-SPAN’s Book TV program.
7pm – The Grape Escape (800 W. Idaho St., Boise) – join with other Political Science Alumni Association members and Mr. Farris for some social time and book signing opportunities.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending by Thursday, March 15th.
Canada Week 2012
The Canadian Studies Program presents Canada Week 2012 from Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21.
Events range from a Canadian Trivia Contest to presentations by Canadian faculty and businessmen.
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Scott Yenor Discusses Marriage
Scott Yenor, an Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, is being interviewed on Catholic Radio San Diego.
Dr. Yenor teaches political science philosophy and has also published on a variety of subjects, including the Scottish Enlightenment, the philosophic status of revealed religion, American literature, and the family in modern political thought.
Dr. Yenor is the author of “Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought.”
The interview will focus on these issues:
- How so many modern political thinkers, from John Locke onwards, don’t have a clue about marriage.
- How modern political thinkers have contributed to the confusion about marriage.
- What the nuclear family is and whether it improves on the family forms that came before.
- Why Dr Yenor (a non-Catholic) thinks John Paul II has something uniquely valuable to offer modern political thought on marriage.
- How the idea that marriage is a contract has been a two-edged sword, improving marriage and family life in some ways and causing confusion and crisis in other ways.
- What the modern aspiration to “conquer nature” means for family life.
- And much more!
Listen live to the broadcast at www.catholicradioofsandiego.com. The broadcast will also be available from the station archives.
Planning Discussion by Dr. Jaap Vos
Dr. Jaap Vos will be presenting on Florida Planning 2.0: Reframing, Research, Planning and Education.
Dr. Jaap Vos, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Urban & Regional Planning, joined the Florida Atlantic University Faculty in 1995. He holds a Ph.D. in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Dr. Vos’ main interests include environmental planning, environmental justice, and sustainable development. He has published articles about community participation, environmental justice and equity in planning. Currently, he is focusing his research on the relationship between Everglades restoration and urban development in southeast Florida.
2:00 – 3:30 in SUB Jordan Ballroom A
Brown Bag Series: Exploring Public Participation Through Games, Surveys, & Focus Groups
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Four SSPA faculty recently used a unique way to understand how, when, where, and why public officials and citizens collaborate with each other.
Research participants were paid for their participation and teased with the promise of additional monies based on their decisions during the session.
John Ziker (Anthropology), Brian Wampler (Political Science), John McClellan (Communication), and Susan Mason (Public Administration) will discuss their process and findings during the next Brown Bag Series.
The event is free and open to the public.
October 19 @ 3:00 p.m. in ILC 213