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04/09/2009

West Forum Holds Lecture on Political Parties on April 10

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 Duke University Professor John Aldrich will talk about his book "Why Parties?"
 The lecture is free and open to the public.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - The West Forum will sponsor its third lecture this semester on April 10 as John Aldrich discusses his book "Why Parties?"

The event will take place at 3 p.m. in the Plowden Auditorium in the Withers/W.T.S. Building.

Aldrich is a professor of political science at Duke University. He has published seven books, including "Before the Convention: Strategies and Choices in Presidential Nomination Campaigns." Reviews of the "Why Parties?" book have been very favorable.

"This is the most interesting piece of work on American political parties that I have seen in years. It will change people's minds about what political parties are, how they form and how they develop, and will stimulate further research to elaborate, probe or debunk its findings," wrote Charles Stewart of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The free cultural event is open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Kedrowski, chair of the Department of Political Science, at 803/323-4662.


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