Professor of Politics Jack Fleer is available for expert commentary on the outcome of the impeachment trial. A final Senate vote on whether to convict Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice is expected tonight or early tomorrow. Fleer, an expert on the U.S. Congress, teaches “Congress: Politics and Policy” and “Political Parties and Voting Behavior.” He can comment on the role of partisan politics, problems with the Senate/House procedures and the consequences of the final vote for the President and the Senate. Call the News Service to arrange an interview..
Associate Professor of Politics Katy Harriger, an expert on the independent counsel system, advocates discontinuing the independent counsel law. Harriger is currently writing a new edition of her book, “Independent Justice: The Federal Special Prosecutor in American Politics,” and has earned a national reputation for her expertise on the independent counsel system. Call the News Service to arrange an interview. Harriger is available on Friday, Feb. 12.
Spanish playwright and war correspondent Alfonso Armada will be the focus of Year of Globalization and Diversity events on Feb. 23 – Feb. 24. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Armada will discuss his experience as a journalist in Bosnia, Sarajevo and Rwanda at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Anthropology. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, a dramatic reading of Armada’s play, “The Souls of The Objects,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Scales Fine Arts Center’s Ring Theater followed by a discussion with Armada. All events are free and open to the public. Armada’s work, including articles and photographs from his work in Africa, is on exhibit in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library ITC lab through May 20.
Educators and researchers will gather at Wake Forest soon to make presentations on the impact of information technology on learning. The First Annual Congress on the Impact of Technology Upon Learning will be held at the university March 1-3. Wake Forest’s International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning (ICCEL) will host the event. Planners expect those registering to attend the program to include educators and government officials making decisions about investing in technology.
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