Fordham professor to speak Feb. 3
Jeffrey Cohen, author of "The Presidency in the Era of 24-Hour News," will discuss "Prospects for Presidential Leadership in the Early 21st Century: The Obama Case," at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Cohen will speak in Benes Rooms B and C in OWU's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. The event is free and open to the public. It also will be available online at
Cohen is a political science professor at Fordham University and is a visiting senior research scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.
The program, sponsored by OWU's Department of Politics and Government, is part of the Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs.

China to be focus of Jan. 28 lecture
Thomas J. Christensen, former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and currently professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, will discuss "Crafting a China Strategy: Some Recent Lessons for the New Administration" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 in Benes Rooms A and B in Ohio Wesleyan University's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.
The program is free and open to the public. Christensen's lecture is sponsored by OWU's International Studies Program and Department of Politics and Government.
Additional free lectures addressing the world's political situation have been scheduled for the spring semester. All are open to the public and all will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Benes Rooms A and B.
Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government will discuss "The Powers to Lead" on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Joshua B. Spero, professor of social science at Fitchburg University and author of "Bridging the European Divide: Middle Power Politics and Regional Security Dilemmas" will present "The Europe-Asia Bridge to American Power" on Tuesday, March 3.
Mitchell A. Seligson, Centennial Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, will present "Challenges of Democracy: A View from the Americas Barometer, 2008" on Wednesday, March 18.
James Fearon, Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stanford University, will discuss "An International Organization for Democracies" on Monday, April 6.
For more information, call (740) 203-6908.