Inklings, serendipity, and doggedness: Research and Life

Kerry Whiteside, Clair R. McCollough Professor of Government

Common Hour event series
Sponsored by Office of the Provost

Thursday, March 28, 2013
11:30 a.m.

Kerry Whiteside, the Clair R. McCollough Professor of Government, is the 2009 recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Franklin & Marshall’s highest honor for scholarship. 

There is nothing dry or monastic about research in Professor Kerry Whiteside's experience. For him, research in political theory has meant delving into the archives of radio stations and retrieving records of French high school students in the 1930s. He has attended party congresses and interviewed philosophers. He collaborates with scholars across Europe. Prof. Whiteside will discuss the sometimes surprising joys of research as a human venture : one that begins in vague premonitions about potentially fruitful topics, that flourishes from unexpected connections, and that thrives on, well, doggedness.

There will be a reception immediately following the lecture in the adjacent Roschel Center for the Performing Arts lobby. 

This event is open to the public.

Free; no tickets required.



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