Published Jan. 31, 2011
Springfield, Ohio – The Wittenberg University Office of Alumni Relations presents its third Noon Lunch & Learn Lecture of the 2010-11 school year with Associate Professor of Political Science James Allan, who will make a presentation titled “Europe and the Great Recession” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Faculty Dining Room on the second floor of the Benham-Pence Student Center, 734 Woodlawn Avenue.
Participants may purchase a meal in Post 95 or the Center Dining Room, both located in the student center, or they may bring a meal from home. The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by the lecture and a question-and-answer period at 12:15 p.m.
Allan teaches courses in comparative politics, international political economy, European politics and North American politics, and he has published a variety of articles and working papers throughout the United States and Europe. Wittenberg’s Melvin Laatsch Faculty Scholar for the 2009-10 school year, Allan has also presented papers at more than 20 professional meetings in the U.S. and Canada.
A native of Scotland, Allan is a 1994 graduate of the University of Strathclyde. He went on to earn his master’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1997 and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2003. He has been a member of Wittenberg’s faculty since 2003.
“Although many across the Atlantic initially saw it as a problem primarily for the United States, the economic crisis that came to a head in 2008 has had a profound effect on European governments and political systems,” Allan said. “Not only has it led to the downfall of several European governments to date, but it has also led a large number of Europeans to reconsider the process of economic and political integration that has been underway on the continent since the 1950s.”
There is no charge for Noon Lunch & Lecture Series events. For additional information or to make reservations, contact Linda Himes, events planner for advancement, at (937) 327-7432.
Written By: Ryan Maurer