Andrew Green, associate professor of political science at Central College, was elected president-elect of the Iowa Association of Political Scientists for the 2013-14 annual year.
“Serving as president-elect of the Iowa Association of Political Scientists is an exciting professional opportunity, as it will allow me to work closely with a very talented group of political scientists from all over the state,” Green said.
At the annual meeting of the association at St. Ambrose University in Davenport last weekend, Green was given the responsibility. As president-elect, Green will serve as host to the annual meeting at Central on March 1, 2014. Green and the political science department will host political scientists from across the state.
“Hosting the meeting here will be great for our students who are interested in political science and public policy research,” said Green. “Not only will they have the opportunity to attend the meeting and observe how scholars conduct research and present their findings, but they also will have the opportunity to present research they have been working on.”
The annual meeting included a keynote speaker and panel discussion on judicial retention and its impact of the separation of powers in Iowa. The panel included Justice Thomas Waterman of the Iowa Supreme Court and Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride from the Illinois Supreme Court. Green hopes to bring a prominent keynote speaker to campus as a part of next year’s event.