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The annual meeting of the Virginia Political Science Association will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in Old Dominion University's Webb University Center.

One morning session from 10 a.m. to noon, titled "The 2004 Election in Perspective: Implications for Southern Politics," will be in the Potomac River Room and features ODU's David Earnest and his research on "The Myth of Electoral Division."

Moderated by ODU's Joshua Behr, the session will also include: Jonathan Knuckey, University of Central Florida, "The 2004 Election in the South: Current and Future Partisan Trends"; and Virginia Haysley-Jordan, James Madison University, "Reflecting on the Evangelical Vote."

Another morning session, "U.S. Foreign Policy After the 2004 Presidential Elections" in the James River Room, will feature presentations by ODU faculty members Regina Karp ("U.S. Policy towards Europe: Premises, Priorities, Pitfalls") and Ambassador Bismarck Myrick ( "Challenges for United States-Africa Relations: The Correct Policy Priorities?").

George Grayson of The College of William and Mary also will present "Mexico's next President: A Messiah from Bethlehem?"
Luncheon speaker Jeffrey Bergner, senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund, Washington D.C., will discuss "The Chasms between Foreign Policy Theory and Practice: Challenges for Conference Participants" from noon to 2 p.m. in the York/Lynnhaven River Room.

Afternoon sessions from 2-4 p.m. include:

- "Paradigms and Prognostications: International Relations in the Next Presidential Administration and its Implications for IR Theory," Potomac River Room -- Kurt Taylor Gaubatz, ODU; John Owen IV, University of Virginia; David Dessler-The College of William & Mary.

- "Green Politics: Assessing Environmentalism at the State, National and International Level," James River Room -- Glen Sussman, ODU, "The Environment as a Domestic and Global Public Policy Issue"; Christy Everett, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, "Protecting the Chesapeake Bay"; and Scott Harper, environmental reporter, The Virginian-Pilot, "Environmental Issues In Virginia and Hampton Roads: What works, What doesn't, and Why?"

For more information, call 683-5700.

This article was posted on: November 30, 2004

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