Prof Edwards

 Prof. Edwards Discussions in Politics Series


In honor of the memory of former MSU Political Science Professor (1923-1958), Atticus F. 'Prof' Edwards, the political science department has begun a series of roundtable discussions on politics. This series is intended to bring faculty and students together on campus to discuss a series of political issues in an informal setting.  Building on Prof Edwards desire to promote collegial discussions in politics, we hope this series sparks interest in the important issues facing our campus, city, state, country, and world today.  



2017-2018 Discussion

Discussion I: Be Careful Who You Elect to Congress: They Just Might Make Our Foreign Policy
Date: October 12, 2017 (Thursday)
Time 11:00-12:00 a.m.
Location: Legacy Mutlipurpose room

Ralph Carter

Prof. Edwards Discussions in Politics kicks off this year's season with the return of one of Midwestern State's own. Ralph Carter, a 1974 graduate of the MSU Political Science department will be returning to MSU to present his research to the MSU community. Ralph Carter is currently a professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Texas. In 2014 Professor Carter was selected as one of the ten Piper Professors of Texas and was named one of the Best 300 Professor in the US by the Princeton Review of 2012. Specializing in the study of foreign policy, Dr. Carter, will present his research on October 12th at 11:00 am in the Legacy multimedia room. His talk entitled "Be Careful Who You Elect to Congress: They Just Might Make Our Foreign Policy" will examine the current state of US foreign policy. Please join us to welcome back one of MSU's own.   

Discussion II: Greg Sagan's Listening Tour
Date: October 31, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time 11:00-12:00
Location: Legacy Mutlipurpose room

Sagan listening tour

Prof. Edwards discussions in politics series continues in October with Greg Sagan's Listening Tour. Greg, a resident of Amarillo, Texas, was living quietly with his family and enjoying his retirement until today's politics intervened. After serving his country for 14 years in the US Navy, including the Vietnam War, Greg left the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and worked as a senior consultant in the nuclear power industry. Currently he is running for the Democratic Party nomination for the US House of Representatives in the 13th District. He will bring his Listening Tour to MSU to discuss current political issues with MSU students and the surrounding community on Tuesday October 31st, in the Legacy multipurpose room.