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University of Michigan political scientist to deliver annual Parthemos Lecture

University of Michigan political scientist Vincent L. Hutchings will deliver the annual George S. Parthemos Lecture, co-hosted by the political science department and the School of Public and International Affairs.

His lecture, “Whitewashing: How Obama Used Implicit Racial Cues as a Defense Against Political Rumors,” will be presented on Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 480 (the Pinnacle Room) of Baldwin Hall. It is open free to the public.

Hutchings is the Hanes Walton Jr. Collegiate Professor and Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

During his two-day residency, Hutchings will teach an undergraduate class and meet with faculty and graduate students.

The Parthemos Lecture honors the late political science professor George S. Parthemos, who taught at the University of Georgia from 1953 until his death in 1984.