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.


2018 George S. Parthemos Lecture

presented by Dr. Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

“The Importance of Studying Difference and Change in the Social Sciences”

Baldwin Hall, Pinnacle Room (480)
Thursday, February 22, 2017
3:30 – 4:30 pm

The Department of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs welcomes Dr. Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology by courtesy at The Ohio State University. She is an award-winning scholar of political methodology, a member of the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and former President of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Political Methodology Society. Box-Steffensmeier directs the Program in Statistics and Methodology at OSU and was an inaugural Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology.  The Box-Steffensmeier Graduate Student Award, given annually by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is named after her in recognition of her contributions in political methodology and her support of women in the field.

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
2017: Lee Epstein