Mark Kelso, a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Queens University of Charlotte, will discuss “South Africa’s Fragile Democracy,” as the fourth speaker in the 2018 Great Decisions Lecture Series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, at UNC Charlotte Center City.
Kelso is the 2003 recipient of the Joseph W. Grier Distinguished Professor Award and the 2017 winner of the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award. He teaches a variety of courses at Queens University, including European Politics, Campaigns and Elections, Environmental Politics and Congress and the Presidency. His research interests include environmental policy, electoral behavior and political leadership. Kelso has presented at numerous conferences and is currently working on a series of articles exploring how partisanship affects presidential decisions on environmental policy.
The Office of International Programs coordinates the annual Great Decisions lecture series for the Charlotte community each winter to discuss foreign policy issues selected as pressing by the Foreign Policy Association. The series is coordinated in collaboration with Charlotte Country Day School, International House of Charlotte, and the World Affairs Council of Charlotte.