Trinity University’s Food For Thought Luncheon 2013 Lecture Series Announced

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Mary Anthony
Dec. 11, 2012

Trinity University’s Food For Thought Luncheon 2013 Lecture Series Announced

Trinity professors to discuss their research or field of study

SAN ANTONIO - David Crockett, professor of political science, will discuss, "The Past through Tomorrow: What the November Elections Mean," as the first speaker of Trinity University Alumni Association's 2013 Food for Thought luncheon lecture series at noon Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room. 

Crockett will place the election into a broader historical context and compare similar elections with the recent one. He will discuss both the opportunities and constraints faced by President Obama and the Democrats and what the future might hold for the GOP in 2016.

Crockett is an expert on the U.S. presidency and teaches courses on American politics and the history of national presidential campaigns and elections. He also examines the intersection of religion and politics. He has expertise in presidents who have worked with a Congress led by the opposition party and is author of The Opposition Presidency: Leadership and the Constraints of History and Running Against the Grain: How Opposition Presidents Win the White House. He holds a doctorate in political science from The University of Texas at Austin.

Other speakers and topics in the 2013 Food For Thought series include:

  • Feb. 6 - David Lesch, political science professor, "The Syrian Uprising and Bashar al-Assad"
  • March 6 - Diane Persellin, music professor, "Is Our Teaching as Effective as it Could Be?"
  • April 3 - Paul Myers, computer science professor, "Computer Science:  The Sorrows and Joys of Complexity"
  • May 1 - Erwin Cook, T.F. Murchison professor, classical studies, "The Contemporary Relevance of the Iliad"

 All luncheons will begin at noon. A season subscription to the series is available for $85. Individual lectures are $18 per person.  Reservations should be made three days in advance by calling the Alumni Relations Office at 210-999-8404.

The Food For Thought series offers Trinity professors the opportunity to leave the classroom and speak on their research or field of study to the San Antonio community.  The series is sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of the Trinity University Alumni Association.