March 2, 2013 marked the 10th annual Folwell lecture in Political Science and Pre-Law. Justice of the Iowa State Supreme Court, Thomas Waterman delivered the keynote address. The lecture featured a panel discussion of high level officials of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches from the states of Illinois and Iowa (see below for list of past Folwell Speakers and panelists).
This special event was co-sponsored by the Iowa Association of Political Scientists who held their annual conference at St. Ambrose University March 1-2, 2013.
On September 17, 2013 – Constitution Day – Dr. Carson Holloway presented the annual Folwell Lecture. His talk, "Sustaining Religious Liberty: The Health and Human Services Mandate and the First Amendment," discussed the legal and constitutional background that the courts will apply as they attempt to sustain and apply American Constitutional principles of religious liberty in deciding the cases that have arisen challenging the mandates.
Dr. Holloway is a renowned scholar and author who has published multiple books and articles concerning the role of religion in modern society and government. He is an associate professor of political science at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, teaching political philosophy and American constitutional law.
Announcing the 2014-2015 Folwell Lecturer - We are pleased to announce that next year's Folwell Lecturer will be Prof. Amaney Jamal from Princeton University. She will be speaking about the Middle East gender issues (she is one of the leading scholars on this topic). She will be visiting SAU between 2/9/15-2/10/15 and speak to students in several classes with the lecture scheduled for Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center. Please look to www.sau.edu for further updates and details as this special event draws near. We look forward to seeing you at next year's Folwell Lecture.
The Folwell lecture has featured a wide variety of topics presented by scholars and government officials from around the country and the world. We are pleased to provide this educational experience for our students and friends of the Department throughout the past decade. Thank you to all who have participated in the Folwell Lecture series.
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