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SIU’s Morton-Kenney lecture to focus on importance of interaction, debate by Pete Rosenbery

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Date(s) - 04/25/2023
6:00 pm

Guyon Auditorium/Morris Library


Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, a professor at The Ohio State University and one of the leading political scientists in the country, will discuss the “importance of active interaction, debate and learning from each other across disciplines and perspectives” when she presents the Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture on Tuesday, April 25, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Box-Steffensmeier, the Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science, professor of sociology and Distinguished University Professor at Ohio State, will present “Engagement and Pluralism: Paths for Making a Difference” at 6 p.m. in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. The free, public lecture is hosted by the political science program in the School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology within the College of Liberal Arts and the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

“The Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series is one of the premier lecture series organized by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute,” John Shaw, institute director, said. “We are very proud of our ability to bring leading scholars and practitioners to SIU Carbondale for important lectures and policy discussions.”

For more information, contact the School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology at or 618-453-3166.

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