This lecture series hosted annually is named after George S. Parthemos who served the University of Georgia with great distinction for over 30 years until his death in 1984. During his service at the University, Parthemos served as Head of the Department of Political Science and Vice President for Instruction. He was also an extraordinary teacher. This series, sponsored by the Department of Political Science, honors Dr. Parthemos’ commitment to education. Each year, the Parthemos Scholar not only delivers a public lecture, but also teaches classes and interacts with students and faculty over two to three days.



    2017 George S. Parthemos Lecture

    presented by Dr. Lee Epstein

    “Why Should We Study the Behavior of Judges”

    214 Miller Learning Center
    Friday, February 10, 2017
    10:30 – 11:30 am

    The Department of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs welcomes Dr. Lee Epstein, the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, as this year’s guest for the Parthemos Lecture. Professor Epstein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She also serves as Co-Director of the Center for Empirical Research in the LawLecturer in Law at the University of Chicago, a Principal Investigator of U.S. Supreme Court Database project, and co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization.

  • Past Parthemos Lectures

    1987: Richard E. Fenno
    1988: Warren E. Miller
    1989: Earl and Merle Black
    1990: Samuel Patterson
    1991: William Galston
    1992: Larry J. Sabato
    1993: Kenneth J. Meier
    1995: Thomas E. Patterson
    1996: Leslie Friedman Goldstein
    1997: Catherine E. Rudder
    1998: Richard A. Brody
    1999: Barbara Sinclair
    2000: Ian Shapiro
    2001: Kenneth A. Shepsle
    2002: John H. Aldrich
    2003: Russell Hardin
    2004: Adam Przeworski
    2005: Martha Nussbaum
    2006: Frederick C. Harris
    2007: Jürg Steiner and John Roemer
    2008: John Zaller
    2009: Larry Bartels
    2010: Elinor Ostrom
    2011: Gary King
    2012: Arthur Lupia
    2013: Gary Cox
    2014: Quentin Skinner
    2015: David Mayhew
    2016: Morris P. Fiorina