Frostburg State University’s Department of Political Science and the International Relations Club will sponsor a panel discussion entitled “Iraq: One Year Later” on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in FSU Lane University Center’s Manicur Assembly Hall. The discussion will look at the situation and its influence on politics in the United States.
Panelists will include FSU professors and administrators: Dr. John O’Rorke, Dr. Steve Twing, Dr. Steve Simpson, and Dr. Kevin Spiker. Moderator for the discussion will be Dr. Steve Hartlaub.
O’Rorke, an associate professor of political science, will discuss the prospects for democratization in Iraq. O’Rorke received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in comparative politics and public administration.
Twing, an associate professor of political science, will discuss the use, misuse and non-use of intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war. Twing received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and specializes in international politics.
Simpson, a professor of political science and provost at FSU, will discuss the relationship between public opinion and foreign policy. Simpson received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and specializes in public opinion and political behavior.
Spiker, an instructor of political science, will discuss the influence of the Iraq war on the upcoming national election. Spiker received his PhD. from West Virginia University and specializes in political parties, elections and the media.
Hartlaub, an associate professor and the chair of the Political Science Department, will serve as moderator for the discussion. Hartlaub received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and specializes in public policy and political philosophy.
This discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-687-4211.
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