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Askew Lecture Series

The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government presents the Askew Lecture Series.

Askew Lecture Series

The Askew Lecture Series is a downtown community talk on current political issues and public policy topics. The lecture honors the legacy of the late Governor of Florida, Reubin O’D. Askew, the department’s namesake. Governor Askew was known for tackling vital public policy issues of the day and as a champion of civic engagement in politics. Each lecture brings in a renowned scholar to discuss a contemporary topic with a member of the UWF faculty from the department. 


The Future of American Power Projection

What is the current status of American power projection capabilities? Is the US in danger of losing its influence to a rising China? The UWF Reubin O’D. Askew Department of Government hosts Dr. Carla Martinez Machain, Professor of Political Science at Kansas State University, for a discussion of American power projection. Professor Martinez Machain’s research focuses on issues of military power with a focus on air power and overseas military basing. Joining Professor Martinez Machain is UWF’s Dr. Brian Crisher, whose work also focuses on military power, emphasizing naval power. These scholars discuss the soft and hard power aspects of American power projection capabilities and implications for the future. Please join us Thursday, March 24, 2022, at The Museum of Commerce located at 201 Zaragoza Street in downtown Pensacola. A reception will start at 5:30pm, with the lecture beginning at 6:00pm.