Post Inauguration Day Analysis: Where do we go from here?

South Carolina Humanities and Lander University are pleased to present “Post Inauguration Day Analysis: Where do we go from here?” one of eleven virtual programs in the South Carolina Humanities Electoral Initiative. The live, virtual roundtable will take place on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM. Lander political scientists Dr. Matthew Malone, Dr. Lucas McMillan, Dr. Kimberly Richburg, and Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss will discuss the 2020 election, women in politics, crisis management in a time of polarization, and the view of the U.S. from abroad. The program will be recorded and made available to view on-demand after the live event. Click here to register for the event. Suggested readings for this event can be found here. If you view the program, please click here to take our brief survey.

The South Carolina Humanities Electoral Initiative is part of a national initiative entitled “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Through “Why It Matters,” 43 humanities councils will explore the history, importance, and impact of the American electoral process.

Dr. Matthew Malone is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Homeland Security at Lander University.  Having previously worked with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, he coordinates Lander’s M.S. in emergency management program.  He specializes in public administration and public policy and has published on these topics.

Dr. Lucas McMillan is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences at Lander University. He is the author of publications on American foreign policy, diplomacy, and federalism including The Involvement of State Governments in U.S. Foreign Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Dr. Kimberly Richburg is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lander University.  She teaches courses on American politics, including the presidency and women in politics. Her publications and current research focus on teaching, learning, and assessment in political science.

Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss is a Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Government, Criminology, and Sociology at Lander University. He specializes in American politics and political philosophy.  His publications include The Re-enchantment of Political Science: Christian Scholars Engage their Discipline (Lexington Books, 2001).

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.