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Political Science Professor to Speak on Financial Crisis at Faculty Forum

Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dr. Edward Cohen, Westminster College associate professor of political science, will speak on "The Politics of the Financial Crisis" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

The global financial crisis that began in 2007 raised fundamental questions and doubts regarding the structure of the global financial system, the role of financial firms in shaping financial policy, and the proper role of government in regulating the economy.

Cohen's presentation will explore the political dimensions of the financial crisis and its aftermath and assess the degree to which there has been - or will be - significant change in these areas.

Cohen, who chairs Westminster's Department of Political Science and Sociology, joined the faculty in 1996. He earned an undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College and master's and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Faculty Forum was established in 1990 by Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster professor of mathematics emerita, during her term as Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Faculty members from all disciplines volunteer to present lectures on their current research, artistic productions, and/or scholarship of teaching and learning. Each forum presents new ideas with innovative lecture techniques.

Contact Cohen at (724) 946-7304 or e-mail for additional information.

Dr. Edward Cohen