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Lecture Series Addresses Third Party Politics Nov. 10

Lecture Series Addresses Third Party Politics Nov. 10

October 27, 2010 – The Tea Party has made a splash in recent months in the American political scene.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series will talk politics, third parties and more from 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Clint Starr, professor of history at Collin College, and Sonia Iwanek, professor of political science at Collin College, will present “Politics, Parties and Protests: The Impact of Third-Party and Protest Movements in America.”

While there has been considerable frustration throughout the United States concerning the “credibility” of both the Democrats and Republican Parties, a proposed solution had been to create a third party.

This installment of the Knowledge is Power lecture series will examine the history of third parties in America, what their significance was at the time and their overall impact. Attendees will be asked to consider if a third-party solution is attainable with the current American voting structure or should the pressure be to redefine the current existing political parties?

A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series pairs professors from different academic arenas into one discussion about a topic relevant in global current issues.

For more information, contact Brett Adams at 972.377.1604 or e-mail or Sukanya Subramanian at 972.377.1583 or

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