U.S. Senator Jim Bunning to Address Kentucky Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Morehead
U.S. Senator Jim Bunning will be the keynote speaker Friday, March 2, at the annual banquet of the Kentucky Political Science Association (KPSA). The annual KPSA meeting will be held in Morehead at the Morehead Conference Center on March 2-3, 2007.
Dr. Michael W. Hail, assistant dean for the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy and director of the Masters in Public Administration program at Morehead State University, serves as president of the Kentucky Political Science Association for 2007.
Dr. Hail noted that, “The KPSA has a very exciting program this year featuring faculty and student presentations from across Kentucky as well as from several other states including Virginia, Ohio, Alabama, Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. And we are very honored to have Senator Bunning as our speaker this year.” The final program is available on the Web site at www.kpsaweb.org.
KPSA’s mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of political science in Kentucky, to strengthen the political science profession in the state, and to improve communications among both teachers and practitioners in the profession.
In his University role, Dr. Hail has administrative as well as academic duties at IRAPP, MSU’s Program of Distinction. His work was recently published in the Greenwood Press book “Federalism In America” and has articles on “Intergovernmental Relations” in the CQ Press “International Encyclopedia of Political Science.”
In addition to scholarly work in federalism, he serves as associate editor of “The Federalism Report,” published by the Center for the Study of Federalism.
Dr. Hail lead such initiatives as MSU’s prestigious award from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Community Outreach and Partnership Center (COPC) program. He currently serves as assistant director of The Institute for Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (IFIR), a collaboration between MSU and UK dedicated to basic and applied research dealing with the relationships among governments and their organization in federal structures.
Additional information is available by calling Dr. Hail at (606) 783-5407.