McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting

(Sept. 1, 2016) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Scholars consider how friendship among political leaders translates into a politics of statesmanship during periods of political transformations.
McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting

The McConnell Center is sponsoring a panel at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting on “Statesmanship and Friendship in an Age of Transformation.” The panel is scheduled Sept. 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m in Philadelphia.

Lee Trepanier, of Saginaw Valley State University, will chair the panel. John von Heyking of the University of Lethbridge and Andrew Scott Bibby of Utah Valley University will serve as discussants. 

Authors, affiliation and paper presentation titles are:

  • John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge, “Political Friendship in Churchill’s ‘Marlborough’”
  • Daniel J. Mahoney, Assumption College, “Friendship and the Solitude of Greatness: The Case of Charles de Gaulle”
  • Ron Srigley, Laurentian University, “Homonoia, Friendship and the Break between Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre”
  • John Kitch, Louisiana State University, “Eisenhower and Nixon: A Friendship of Unequals”

The papers will be published in a journal following the conference.

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