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Koritansky to deliver Tocqueville lecture April 16

John-KoritanskyJohn C. Koritansky, Professor of Political Science at Hiram College (Ohio), will speak Wednesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Johns Hall 101 on the Furman University campus.

Dr. Koritansky’s talk, “Tocqueville on Civil Religion in America,” is free and open to the public. His lecture is co-sponsored by the Tocqueville Program and the Ernest J. Walters, Jr. Lecture Series in Political Thought. His presentation is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program.

Koritansky has written several articles in the areas of American Constitutional law, American political thought, and political philosophy.

He is also the editor of and major contributor to Public Administration in the United States, a collection of readings dealing with both the history and political theory embedded in American public administration. His book, Alexis de Tocqueville and the New Science of Politics, is in its second edition and is published by Carolina Academic Press (2010).

Koritansky received his AB degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago. He is chair of Hiram College’s Garfield Institute for Public Leadership, a post he has held since the Institute’s 2007 inaugural year.

For more information, contact Paige Blankenship in the Department of Political Science, 864-294-3547, or visit:

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