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LSUS International Lincoln Center Announces its 2019-20 Events

July 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SHREVEPORT, LA- The opening event for the 36th year of the International Lincoln Center will be its annual Constitutional Democracy Lecture on September 16th at 8:00 a.m. in the Caddo-Bossier Room, University Center. Dr. Jason H. Silverman from Winthrop University in South Carolina will speak on "Was Lincoln Right? Democracy, the Constitution, and Citizenship." William Pederson, the director of the International Lincoln Center says the distinguished lecture series commemorates the fact that the United States has the oldest written Constitution in the world. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The annual Abraham Lincoln lecture - the oldest in the state - will feature Dr. Michael R. Hall, Georgia Southern University, on October 7th at 8:00 a.m. in the Caddo-Bossier Room, University Center. His topic is on "Lincoln's Legacy in the Caribbean." Dr. Pederson notes that Latin America has the largest city named for Lincoln outside the United States. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Faculty and students from LSUS will attend two international conferences in Latin America and Asia in December, which will feature panels on Lincoln's legacy abroad. The first is the annual international conference of the Association of Global South Studies (AGSS), which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be held on December 15th-17th. Dr. Pederson noted that this will be the first time that the AGSS has two panels on Lincoln's legacy abroad. Among the presenters are Tyler Maizels, presenting a paper on "Lincoln's Legacy in Guatemala" and Dr. Pederson on "Lincoln's Legacy in Jamaica."

Dr. Samuel Cannon (Assistant Professor of Spanish) and William Pederson will also present papers at the annual international conference of the Centre for Contemporary Theory on December 19th-21st in Hyderabad, India.

The main event of the spring semester will be its annual Washington "Semester" in the nation's capital. It will be held from May 10th-26th and is open to all students, regardless of major or year in school. Dr. Pederson noted it's the first independent Washington Semester at a public university in the South.

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Media Contact: Wendell Riley, Director of Media and External Relations wendell.riley@lsus.edu 318-797-5108

 
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