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BSC Faculty Member to Attend Maxwell Scholar-Diplomat Program in Washington, DC

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    Thursday, March 27 2014
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(Bluefield)—Bluefield State College faculty member Michael Lilly has been selected to participate in the John A. Maxwell Scholar-Diplomat Program in Washington, D.C.  Organized by the West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies (FACDIS), the program is entitled “Iran and Beyond:  The Nuclear Issue in the Contemporary World,” and it begins on April 9 in the Nation’s Capitol. Each year, the Maxwell Scholar-Diplomat brings together an outstanding group of ambassadors, statesmen, diplomats, and international policy experts.

Lilly, a Professor of Criminal Justice at BSC, joins other academic leaders from West Virginia institutions of higher education in the FACDIS faculty development program who will attend the three-day conference.  Upon their return to West Virginia, Maxwell Scholar-Diplomat Program attendees will integrate the material presented at the conference into their courses.

The quality of speakers throughout the three-day program will serve as an outstanding resource for educators to help students become informed and involved world citizens.  The program, named in memory of the late John A. Maxwell, former co-director of FACDIS, is funded through the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.