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SCPSA 2011 Program

The  Conference Program is available as a PDF document . 

Here is the List of Participants at SCPSA 2011 , their institutional affiliation, and their e-mail addresses.

Campus Map 
[All panel sessions are held in the Carnell Learning Center.] 

Driving Directions to Lander 


Friday, March 11, 2011 
Reception honoring Dr. Loch K. Johnson 
Cambridge Hall - 1024 W. Cambridge Ave. Greenwood, SC 29649 

[Since the Cambridge Ave. bridge is out, please turn onto Calhoun Ave. from Montague Ave./ Hwy. 25.  At the first stop sign, take a right onto Cambridge Ave., drive a half mile, and Cambridge Hall is on your right.  
    Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and sodas will be served 
 (provided at no cost to SCPSA participants) 

Saturday, March 12, 2011 
SCPSA Annual Meeting 
Carnell Learning Center, Lander University campus 

Parking is available in front of this building, a large four-story brick building in the middle of campus. 

7:45-10:15      Conference registration open 
      breakfast items available to participants  

8:30-9:50        Panel Session A 
10:00-11:20     Panel Session B 
11:30-1:30       Luncheon & SCPSA Business Meeting 
1:40-3:00        Panel Session C 
3:10-4:30        Panel Session D 

The keynote speaker for the SCPSA 2011 meeting will be Dr. Loch Johnson, an acclaimed scholar on issues of intelligence and national security.  Professor Johnson is an academic that has bridged the policy-theory divide and has had a distinguished record of scholarship.  Please see his complete biographical information below.


Loch K. Johnson 
Dr. Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor of Political Science at The University of Georgia.  He specializes in research on American foreign policy, specifically national security and intelligence issues.  An award-winning teacher and scholar, Johnson is a past recipient of the Josiah Meigs Prize, the highest teaching award at UGA, as well as the William A. Owens Award, the highest research award at UGA. 

His extensive policy experience includes service as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 1975-76 and Staff Director of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Intelligence Oversight from 1977-79.  During 1995-96, he worked with the Aspin-Brown Commission on Intelligence.  Johnson has been a consultant to the National Security Council, U.S. State Department, and U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Separation of Powers.


Professor Johnson is the author of many books and numerous articles in academic and professional journals.  He is the author of A Season of Inquiry, winner of the 1986 certificate of distinction from the National Intelligence Study Center; America's Secret Power: The CIA in a Democratic Society (Oxford University Press, 1991); Secret Agencies: U.S. Intelligence in a Hostile World (Yale University Press, 1998); and co-author of Who's Watching the Spies? Establishing Intelligence Service Accountability (Potomac Books, 2005).  He is also editor ofStrategic Intelligence, a five volume set published by Praeger.  Johnson has also editedIntelligence and National Security: The Secret World of Spies--An Anthology (Oxford University Press, 2007) and The Oxford Handbook on National Security Intelligence (2009).  His latest book is The Threat on the Horizon (Oxford, 2011).  He is currently co-editor of the journal Intelligence and National Security and also edits Praeger's series entitled "Intelligence and the Quest for Security." 

Johnson earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Riverside and has been a visiting fellow at Yale in addition to his many years on the faculty in UGA's School of Public and International Affairs.