Jan. 6, 2011
Dr. Sam Clovis, professor and chair of the business administration and economics department at Morningside College, will present the first of five monthly “Serious Civics” lectures at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave., on the Morningside campus.
The January 27 lecture, titled “American Conservative Thought, Part I,” will trace the development of conservative thinking in the United States by focusing on the works of 18th century British statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke and European economists such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo and Frédéric Bastiat.
Other lectures in the series also are free and open to public and begin at 6 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium.
“American Conservative Thought, Part II” on February 24 examines the post-World War II era and the emergence of William Buckley, Irving Kristol, Russell Kirk, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.
“The Modern Progressive Movement” on March 24 will focus on the evolution and current state of progressivism in the United States.
“Comparative Economic Systems” on April 21 examines the key components – and proponents – of capitalism, socialism and communism.
“Economics and Presidential Elections” on May 19 covers various templates for evaluating presidential candidates and the impact economic philosophies are likely to have on the next presidential election based on lessons from history.
Clovis joined the Morningside College faculty in 2005. In addition, he serves on the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif. Clovis also hosts a talk show on radio station KSCJ in Sioux City.
Clovis has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master’s degree from Golden State University in San Francisco, Calif., and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Alabama.