Associate Professor of Political Science Tom Badey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics David Brat, Ph.D.
Professor of History Michael Fischbach, Ph.D.
The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) will host a series of Great Decisions
lectures in February and March of 2009. Several Randolph-Macon College professors
will participate in the eight-part program, which is sponsored by the World Affairs
Council, the VHS, the Foreign Policy Association and the League of Women Voters.
Great Decisions is America’s longest-standing global affairs education group
and is composed of individuals interested in learning about and participating in
the foreign policy decision-making process. All of the lectures will take place at
7:00 p.m. at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia. Each lecture
will be followed by a question and answer period.
On Thursday, February 12, Professor Scott London, Ph.D., will present The
Evolution of Human Rights Doctrines in International Affair. London, an
associate professor of anthropology, has taught at the college since 2001. His talk
will include an assessment of the development and functioning of concepts of human
rights in international affairs.
Professor Michael Fischbach, Ph.D., will present United States and Egypt: Perspectives
on a Flawed Partnership on Thursday, February 19. Fischbach
will discuss the history and future prospects of the U.S.-Egyptian relationship,
which has produced both successes and failures. Fischbach, a professor of history,
has taught at Randolph-Macon College since 1992.
The United States and Rising Powers: Outgrowing History will be presented
by Associate Professor of Political Science Thomas Badey, Ph.D., on Thursday, March
12. Badey will consider implications for the United States of the rapid
rise during recent decades of developing giants like China, India and Brazil. Badey
has taught at Randolph-Macon College since 1998.
On Thursday, March 19, Professor David Brat, Ph.D., will present Energy and
the Global Economy: The End of History? Brat, an associate professor of
business/economics, will discuss the history and implications of increasing global
competition for energy resources. He has taught at Randolph-Macon College since
For more information about the entire Great Decisions series, visit the Virginia
Historical Society Web site at www.vahistorical.org
and click on “News and Events.”