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Media Advisory - New lecture series honours John Meisel

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

KINGSTON – The John Meisel Scholar Series in Contemporary Political Controversies celebrates the career of one of Canada’s leading and influential political scientists by providing a forum for addressing major controversies facing scholars, policy-makers, and the public. Every era generates new challenges that test the imagination and character of a country and its political system. The series will address major controversies of the day.


Conceived by the Department of Political Studies in 2017 to honour Professor John Meisel and the important roles he played in the world of political studies and the world of public debate, the event will also highlight the important contributions of Queen’s Political Studies to scholarship and public engagement nationally and internationally.


The inaugural visiting scholar is Debra Thompson from the University of Oregon and the title of her lecture is Trump, Race and Time.
Dr. Thompson is an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon, specializing in race, ethnic politics, and public policy.


Thursday, November 23, 4 to 5:30 pm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca