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PS - Political Science

05
Apr
2024

PS-05 Roundtable - Promoting Innovation and Good Writing in Political Science: The Lamb Prize

04-05-2024 4:30 PM -6:00 PM
Chula Vista

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Chairperson: Donna Lybecker, Idaho State University

 

Promoting Innovation and Good Writing in Political Science: The Lamb Prize
   - Donna Lybecker, Idaho State University
   - Erika Allen Wolters, Oregon State University
   - Holly Oberle, Colorado Mesa University 
   -
Berton Lee Lamb, Negotiation Guidance Associates

05
Apr
2024

AFIT - Keynote Speaker Dr. James Galbraith

04-05-2024 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
Pecos

Dr. James K. Galbraith, Ph.D.

 

Inflation, Sanctions, Demography: Some practical applications of evolutionary and institutional economics.

 

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

 

Click Here for Dr. Galbraith's Bio

05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

06
Apr
2024

PS-06 (RAS) Rural World. Economics, Policy & Leadership

04-06-2024 9:45 AM -11:15 AM
Pecos

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Moderator: Peter Longo, University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

Seeking Constitutional Balance of Corporate Farming and the Family Farm
   - Samuel Schroeder, University of Nebraska at Kearney 
Community Reinvestment Act: Political Overview and Policy Considerations
   - Madison, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Mitigating Hunger: Lessons from Past Rural Leaders
   - Peter Longo, University of Nebraska Kearney 
   - James M. Scott, Texas Christian University
Analysis of Human Trafficking
   - Macy Bryant, University of Nebraska-Kearney 
Immigration, a pathway to mitigate the rural labor shortage
   - Brooke Thoendel, University of Nebraska at Kearney 

06
Apr
2024

PS-07 Breaking paradigms and making tough decisions

04-06-2024 11:30 AM -12:50 PM
Pecos

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Moderator: James Katz, Missouri State University

 

The Patentability of Biotechnology: Policy Considerations
   - Peyton Luedders, University of Nebraska Kearney 
How is territory-based approach conceptualized in political science?
   - Jennifer Ponce Cori, University of Pittsburgh 
   - David Alarcon, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
The Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Are Real: It’s Time for Political Science to Pay Attention
   - James Kaatz, Missouri State University 

06
Apr
2024

WSSA President’s Reception

04-06-2024 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes