Community invited to participate in first session of SC Humanities Electoral Initiative at Lander University

January 20, 2021

The community is invited to attend a live, virtual roundtable discussion with Lander University political science faculty Matthew Malone, Lucas McMillan, Kimberly Richburg and Ashley Woodiwiss on Monday, Jan. 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The session, entitled “Post Inauguration Day Analysis,” is the first of a series of events to be hosted by Lander’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences this semester, as part of the South Carolina Humanities Electoral Initiative.

Lander is one of four South Carolina universities presenting virtual programs in this initiative. In addition to election analysis at the national and state levels, panelists will discuss the roles of women in politics, crisis management in a time of polarization and the view of the United States from abroad. The Electoral Initiative series brings together scholars from Lander University, Clemson University, Francis Marion University and the University of South Carolina, and political scientists from around the country.

To register for the session, please visit Once registered, the Crowdcast platform will allow participants to add the event to their personal electronic calendars.

For more information on this initiative, please contact the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at 864-388-8176.

A National Initiative:
The SC Humanities Electoral Initiative was funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The “Why It Matters” initiative will provide free humanities programs to engage the public in collaborative, accessible, and thought-provoking dialogues on the importance of electoral and civic participation.

South Carolina Humanities:
The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.

-Submitted by Graham Duncan, [email protected]