Panel to Discuss “Foreign Corruption, Regime Stability, and U.S. National Security”

University of South Carolina professor Gordon Smith and Mark Welton, a professor at the United States Military Academy, will present “Foreign Corruption, Regime Stability, and U.S. National Security” at Hamilton College on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 4:10 p.m., in Dwight Lounge at the Bristol Center. The panel is part of the 2010-11 Levitt Center series on “Security” and is free and open to the public.


Smith, professor of political science at the University of South Carolina and director of the Walker Center on International Relations, is an expert on law and regime politics in Russia. He received the Nikolai Kaladjan Award for Innovation in International Education in 2007. Smith is the author of many books, chapters, and articles, including Russia and its Constitution: Promise and Political Reality.


Welton, a professor of international and comparative law at West Point, is an expert on national security and Islamic law; he also studies comparative constitutional law and the legal system of the European Union. He has published extensively on the subject of Islamic law and has presented on the subject for the New York City Bar Association and many other colleges and programs.

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