University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 10 2002

Social Science Symposia to be Held at Concord College

Athens, W.Va. - The Concord College division of social sciences announced today that a series of symposia would commence on Tuesday evening, October 15, and would continue on succeeding Tuesdays (except for Thanksgiving week) until the end of the fall semester. The purpose of the social sciences symposia is to increase knowledge and discussion of society and contemporary social issues.

The symposia will be presented by faculty members within the division and will provide a forum for discussion on important social issues and academic subjects. The first symposium will be held next Tuesday, October 15 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the State Room located in the College Center at Concord College in Athens. The topic for the initial symposium will be “Homeland Security and Civil Liberties,” presented by Dr. Daniel Savage, an assistant professor of political science. The focus of the symposium will be the proper balance between liberty and security after September 11, 2001.

The complete schedule for the series of symposia is: October 15, Dr. Dan Savage, Political Science, Topic—Homeland Security and Civil Liberties; October 22, Dr. Elizabeth Schiltz, Philosophy and History, Topic—Is Hussein Really an Evildoer?; October 29, Dr. Karen Griffee, Psychology, Topic—Concept Formation: How Humans Learn What’s What and What’s Not; November 5, Dr. Joe Manzo, Geography, Topic—The Diner as a Landscape Symbol; November 12, Dr. Jim White, Political Science, Topic—Election 2002: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Voted; November 19, Dr. David Bard, History, Topic—Civil War in the New River Valley; December 3, Dr. Chip Manzione, History, Topic—Turbulent Wellsprings of American Foreign Policy and December 10, to be decided.

The public is invited, and there is no charge for attending.

For more information regarding the series, contact Dr. Jim White, 1-304-384-6061; Dr. David Bard, 1-304-384-5232, or Dr. Dan Savage 1-304-384-5149.

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.

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