East Georgia State College political science professor, Dr. Brett Larson, participated in the presentation of research and scholarly discussion at the 50th annual conference of the Georgia Political Science Association, held in Savannah, Ga. from November 8-10, 2018. Founded in 1968, the GPSA is the professional association for political science practitioners and educators in Georgia. Membership is drawn from the public, private and academic sectors.
At the meeting, Dr. Larson was also elected to the Executive Committee of the Georgia Political Science Association, where he will help direct the scholarly work of the GPSA, oversee the planning of the annual conference, supervise the association’s refereed scholarly journal, and promote civic literacy in the State of Georgia.
According to Dr. Lee Cheek, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at EGSC, “Dr. Larson will have a great influence on the Association, providing vital insights and helping shape policies that are central to the continued improvement of our political science programs and teaching.”
Dr. Larson received his Ph.D. from Catholic University of America in 2015. His dissertation examines John Rawls’s understanding of the connection between universality and particularity and the consequences that his view of this relationship have for his conception of justice. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Dr. Larson worked as a visiting assistant professor of government at Patrick Henry College. He taught government courses including Comparative Politics, European Politics, and Politics of Developing Nations. In Fall 2016, Dr. Larson joined EGSC as an assistant professor of political science. His classes include American Government, Global Issues and Introduction to Political Science.