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Annual Arkansas Political Science Association meeting to be held Feb. 26-27

Feb. 23, 2010 -- Retiring U.S. Congressman Marion Berry and John Brummett of the Arkansas News Bureau are featured speakers at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Political Science Association scheduled Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, on the Jonesboro campus of Arkansas State University. All sessions will be held in the Student Union on the ASU campus. NB--U.S. Congressman Marion Berry has cancelled. He will not be speaking.

The conference gets underway Feb. 26, with an executive committee lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., in the St. Francis River Room of the ASU Reng Student Services Center/Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro. The luncheon is sponsored by the Masters of Public Administration program. Conference registration is from noon-4 p.m. in the third floor lobby. Dr. Will McLean, associate professor of Political Science at ASU, is the program chair.

Brummett is the featured speaker during the Friday evening dinner from 6:15-8 p.m. at the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Boulevard, Jonesboro. A reception precedes the dinner from 4:30-6 p.m. Jonesboro mayor Harold Perrin will welcome attendees. Congressman Berry is slated to close out the conference by speaking at the Saturday luncheon from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Centennial Hall.
U.S. Congressman Marion Berry has cancelled.

Political scientists from throughout Arkansas and Louisiana will present a series of panel discussions, including: Session No. 1—“European Politics and European Integration,” “Terrorism and Security,” Political Philosophy;” Session No. 2—Arkansas Politics Roundtable. Saturday’s discussions include Session No. 3—“Rights, Power and Freedom,” “Citizenship and Civic Knowledge Standards in Arkansas,” “Arkansas Politics and Policy Panel,” and “Federal Policy and Politics.”

The Arkansas Political Science Association (ArkPSA) is a professional association of university and secondary political science educators, graduate and undergraduate students, practitioners, and others interested in the scientific study of government and political behavior.

For more information about the conference, contact McLean at or telephone him at 870-972-2104. For the schedule of events for the two-day conference, here is the link:

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