Campus News

Political science conference to recap midterm elections

The department of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs will host the “2010 Midterm Elections Conference” Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. The event is free and open to the public.

Organized by Keith T. Poole, the Philip H. Alston Jr. Distinguished Chair in the department of political science, the conference will bring together some of the nation’s top political scientists and a number of elected officials from Georgia to discuss the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections.

The schedule of events includes two morning panel discussions, followed by a public forum at 1:30 p.m. that includes U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga), State Rep. Jane Kidd (D), U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga), and Speaker of the Georgia House David Ralston (R), and a 3:30 p.m. roundtable to end the conference.

“The department of political science is excited to host such a distinguished group of academic and public figures to discuss the meaning and impact of this year’s midterm elections,” said John A. Maltese, the head of the department of political science. “We expect all of the panel discussions to be lively and informative, and we hope that anyone interested in the future of American politics will take advantage of the opportunity to participate in all or part of this important forum.”