McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting

(Sept. 10, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scholars gathered to discuss and consider the role of statesmanship, citizenship and constitutionalism in ancient and modern times.
McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting

The McConnell Center sponsored "Statesmanship, Citizenship and Constitutionalism: Ancient and Modern," a panel at the American Political Science Association's annual meeting, on Sept. 4, 2015, in San Francisco.

Lee Trepanier, PhD, of Saginaw Valley State University, chaired the panel. Discussion leaders were Andrew Bibby of Utah Valley University and Matthew D. Wright of Biola University.

Authors, affiliation and paper presentation titles are:

  • James R. Stoner, Louisiana State University, "Statesmanship and the Constitution in Aristotle's Political Science"
  • Michael S. Kochin, Tel Aviv University, "Crisis of the American Empire: The 1787 Constitution in Imperial History"
  • Thomas Karako, Kenyon College, "FDR's Destroyers-for-Bases Deal: Law and Statesmanship"
  • Leah Bradshaw, Brock University, "Regime, Culture, and Citizenship"

The non-partisan McConnell Center, created at UofL in 1991, prepares Kentucky’s top college undergraduate students to become future leaders, offers civic education programs for teachers, students and the public, and conducts strategic leadership development for the United States Army.

By Chloe Zoeller, a 2016 McConnell Scholar