Kentucky Political Science Association

43rd Annual Meeting

March 5-6, 2004

Conference and Training Center

Georgetown College

Georgetown, Kentucky


REGISTRATION:  12:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

SESSION I:  1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

PANEL I A: Student Papers
Chair: Bruce Hicks, Cumberland College

1) Nick Maggard, Eastern Kentucky University: “President Carter’s Inherited Inflation:  The Loss of America’s Economic Euphoria, and the Carter Administration Statute”

2) Solomon Parker, Centre College: “Balancing Retribution and Reconiliation: What Should be Done in Post-Civil War Liberia?”

3) Heather Barton, Berea College: “Political Participation and College Students: The Case of Berea College”

: Jon Dalager, Georgetown College

PANEL I B: Political Theory

Chair: Michael Berheide, Berea College

1) Kenneth McIntyre, Campbellsville University:  “Philosophy, History, and Post-modernism:  Strauss, Skinner, and Foucault on Perennial Problems”

2) Ed Yager, Western Kentucky University:  “Intellectual Influences and Ronald Reagan’s Political Transformation During the 1950’s”

3) Brian Caza, Georgetown College:  “Cultural Pluralism in a McWorld of Jihad and Civilizations”

Discussant: Sara Ziegler, Eastern Kentucky University

BREAK:  2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

SESSION II:  2:30 – 3:45 p.m. 

PANEL II A: International Relations

Chair: Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Centre College

1) Bruce Hicks, Cumberland College: “Lifting the Arms Embargo on the Bosnian Muslims: Policy Disarray or Illegal Covert Action”

2) William Green, Morehead University: "Linguistic Vulnerability and Visage Linguistique: The United Nations Human Rights Committee and the Quebec Language Regime."

Discussant: John Van Doorn, Cumberland College

PANEL II B: Appalachia Development

Chair: Kendra Stewart, Eastern Kentucky University

1) William C. Garriott, Centre College: “Federalism and the Appalachian Regional Development Program 1965 – 2002”

2) Erik Lewis, Morehead University: “The Construction and Deconstruction of US Institutional Regionalism: Appalachia, John Whisman and the Title V Regions”

Discussant: Withdrawn

BREAK:  3:45 – 4:00 p.m.


SESSION III: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.  

PANEL IIIA: ROUNDTABLE: Terrorism and Homeland Security

Chair: Michael Cairo, Georgetown College


Nayef Samhat, Centre College
Kendra Stewart, Eastern Kentucky University
Brian Caza, Georgetown College

PANEL III B: Electoral Politics

Chair: John Heyrman, Berea College

1) Jonathan Winburn, Indiana University: “Kentucky Redistricting and Electoral Outcomes”

2) Withdrawn

Discussant: Saundra Ardrey, Western Kentucky University

BUSINESS MEETING:  5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

RECEPTION:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the New York Times



Dr. Frank L. Jenista
"International Terrorism and U.S. Counter-terrorism Efforts"
Dr. Jenista spent 25 years as a Foreign Service Officer and was part of the anti-terrorism task force that responded
to the kidnappings in the Philippines by the Abu Sayyaf Group, for which he received a Superior Honor Award
from the Department of State.  Dr. Jenista has accepted an appointment as Professor of International
Studies at his alma mater, Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio

Presentation of the Abdul Rifai Award
Presentation of the David Hughes Award

HOSPITALITY RECEPTION: Comfort Suites 9:00 - ?




REGISTRATION:  8:15 – 10:00 a.m.




SESSION IV:  9:00 – 10:15 a.m.


PANEL IV A: Public Administration

Chair: Keon S. Chi, Georgetown College

1) James Chappell, Western Kentucky University : “Comprehensive Structure Management Process for Public Organizations”

2) Jamie Geyer and Dean Minix, Northern Kentucky University: “A Walkable Community:  A Preliminary Proposal”

3) Marl Renfro, Northern Kentucky University: “Yes: Emotional Intelligence Can be Developed”

PANEL IV B: Pursuing the Holy Grail of Economic Development in  Kentucky: False Starts and Promising Possibilities

Chair: William C. Green, Morehead State University

1) Susan Blankenship, Kentucky State University, and Ernest J. Yanarella, University of Kentucky: “Prison Recruitment as Rural Economic Development: A Viable Strategy for Kentucky’s Rural Communities?”

2) Robert Lancaster, University of Kentucky: “A Tale of Two Sustainable City Programs: Lessons from Richmond, IN and Chattanooga, TN”

3) Mike Musulin, University of Kentucky: “The Renewal of Synthetic Fuels Development in Kentucky: Promise or Chimera?”

BREAK: 10:15 – 10:30

SESSION V:  10:30 – 12:00

PANEL IVA: ROUNDTABLE: The State of Politics in Kentucky and the U.S.

Chair: Paul Blanchard, Eastern Kentucky University


Al Cross, reporter, Louisville Courier-Journal
John Cooper, lobbyist, Capital Link Consultants
Ellen Williams, Chair, Republican Party of KY
State Rep. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington


To make overnight reservations:

Comfort Suites                           Country Inn & Suites                  Best Western of Georgetown
121 Darby Drive                         131 Darby Drive                         132 Darby Drive
, KY 40324               Georgetown, KY 40324               Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 868-9500                           (502) 868-6868                           (502) 868-8801
KPSA Rate: $44.95                    KPSA rate: $34.00                     KPSA rate: $49.95

Note: Please remember to indicate KPSA with your hotel reservations




Directions from the South:

Take I-75 North to Exit 125 (Georgetown); turn left off ramp onto U.S. 460. Take a left at the traffic light onto Cherry Blossom Way (U.S. 460 by-pass West). At the second light, turn right onto Lemons Mill Road (Hwy 1962 West). Turn into driveway bearing the Georgetown College sign. The Conference and Training Center is straight ahead at the stop sign.


Directions from the North:

Take I-75 South to Exit 126 (Georgetown); turn right off ramp onto Cherry Blossom Way (U.S. 460 by-pass West). Go through four (4) traffic lights; turn right onto Lemons Mill Road (Hwy 1962 West). Turn into driveway bearing the Georgetown College sign. The Conference and Training Center is straight ahead at the stop sign.


Directions from the West:

Take I-64 East to Exit 69 (Georgetown); turn left off ramp onto U.S. 62. Proceed approximately three (3) miles and turn right onto Cherry Blossom Way (U.S. 460 by-pass West). Continue on by-pass for approximately 3.5 miles; turn at 2nd traffic light onto Lemons Mill Road (Hwy 1962 West). Turn into driveway bearing the Georgetown College sign. The Conference and Training Center is straight ahead at the stop sign.


Directions from East:

Take I-64 West to I-75 North, follow the directions as stated in "Directions from the South".

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Please return by February 27, 2004


Registration information:


Name: _____________________________________


Address: ____________________________________




College: ____________________________________


Phone: _____________________________________

Fees (check one) – KPSA Dues ($4.00, included in registration for regular members).  Make check payable to KPSA


____ $ 12.50 Regular Registration and KPSA Dues


____ $   8.50 Student Registration (free KPSA membership)


____ $ 30.00 Regular Registration and Dinner


____ $ 26.00 Student Registration and Dinner


Detach and mail this portion with your check or money order to:


Dr. Jon Dalager
Georgetown College
400 East College Street
KY 40324