LOGAN, Utah — The Utah State University Honors Program presents the 48th Annual Honors Last Lecture featuring 2023 Honors Outstanding Professor Colin Flint. Flint will deliver a lecture titled “Dare to Build Global Peace” in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall on USU’s Logan campus on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Colin Flint, a geographer by training, is distinguished professor of political science in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. His research interests include geopolitics and world-systems analysis.
He is the author of Introduction to Geopolitics (Routledge, 4th ed., 2022) and Geopolitical Constructs: The Mulberry Harbours, World War Two, and the Making of a Militarized Transatlantic (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). He is also co-author, with Peter Taylor, of Political Geography: World-Economy, Nation-State and Locality (Prentice Hall, 7th ed., 2018) and editor emeritus of the journal Geopolitics. His books have been translated into Spanish, Polish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese and Farsi.
Honors students selected Flint as the 2023 Honors Outstanding Professor. The program asks students to nominate tenured faculty whose teaching and mentoring have made a marked impact on their lives. A student committee then interviews nominees and selects one exceptional professor to imagine and deliver what might be a “last lecture” at USU, if they had only one more to give.
Honors student Jacob Sagers, who nominated Flint for this award, admires the professor’s emphasis on a “need for new voices to be heard to face and solve global problems.” Flint’s talk will challenge audience members to consider the relationship between national security and the geopolitics of global peace.
“This event engages the entire community — students, faculty, alumni, friends and other stakeholders — in celebrating the teachers and mentors who have transformed the experience of our students here at USU,” said Kristine Miller, professor of English and executive director of the Utah State University Honors Program.
The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall lobby. The livestream for a statewide audience and the recording of the event after its completion can be accessed from the University Honors Program website.
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