The University of Georgia will observe its 232nd anniversary in 2017, and the Provost’s Office and UGA Alumni Association will celebrate the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 15th annual Founders Day Lecture on Monday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
This event is free to attend and the public is invited.
Charles Bullock III, Ph.D., Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and University Professor, will present the lecture titled “The Highs and Lows of the 2016 Presidential Election.”
Bullock has been at the University of Georgia in the School of Public & International Affairs since 1968 with the exception of one year when he served as legislative assistant to Congressman Bill Stuckey and two years when he was Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. He has contributed to more than 30 books and published over 150 articles. Among his most recent books are Redistricting: The Most Political Activity in America (2010) and The New Politics of the Old South, 5th edition (2014), co-edited with Mark Rozell. His books The Triumph of Voting Rights in the South and Runoff Elections in the United States, co-authored with Loch Johnson, have each won the V. O. Key Award for being the best book on southern politics published in a particular year.
The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the President, UGA Alumni Association and the Emeriti Scholars, a group of retired faculty members known for their teaching abilities, who continue to be involved in the university’s academic life through part-time teaching, research and service assignments.