Phi Beta Kappa Address: 'Was Joseph McCarthy Right?'
Author, Scholar Klehr to Speak April 13
Dr. Harvey Klehr
Andrew W. Mellon Professor
of Politics and History
March 19, 2004 -- Dr. Harvey E. Klehr, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor
of Politics and History at Emory University, will speak at Jacksonville
State University on Tuesday, April 13th, at 7:30 p.m. on the 11th Floor
of Houston Cole Library during the public portion of the Gamma of Alabama
Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Association's annual meeting.
Dr. Klehr, a noted author and scholar, will deal with what scholars
have learned about Russian espionage in America during the 1930s and
WWII. His talk will be based on research he conducted in Moscow archives.
His talk is entitled, "Was Joseph McCarthy Right?".
The banquet will include the awarding of Gamma Chapter's Phi Beta Kapppa
Scholarships, which will be given to outstanding juniors at J.S.U. The
group will also name the recipient of the Theron E. Montgomery Scholarship.
In 1971 Harvey E. Klehr joined the Emory faculty as a member of the
political science department and in 1986 became a professor of history.
Professor Klehr was named Emory University Scholar-Teacher of the Year
in 1995 and received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award
for Emory College in 1983. In 1986 was a visiting exchange scholar at
Beijing University. In 2000 he was elected a Phi Beta Kappa Senator.
His fields of special interest are modern political theory, Marxism,
American political theory, American politics, and American radicalism.
He is the author or co-author of In Denial: Historians, Communism
and Espionage; Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America;
The Soviet World of American Communism; The Amerasia Spy Case:
Prelude to McCarthyism; The Secret World of American Communism;
The American Communist Movement: Storming Heaven Itself; Far
Left of Center: The American Radical Left Today; Biographical
Dictionary of the American Left (co-editor); The Heyday of American
Communism: The Depression Decade; and Communist Cadre: The Social
Background of the American Communist Party Elite.
Professor Klehr was awarded the Alumni Citation from Franklin and Marshall
College and has been a director of six NEH Summer Seminars for School
Teachers. He has received research grants from the Bradley Foundation,
Earhart Foundation, Institute for Educational Affairs, Smith Richardson
Foundation, Emory University Woodruff Fund, and the Immigrant History
Research Center at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Klehr holds the B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, 1967 (Phi
Beta Kappa), and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Dr. Klehr's appearance was made possible through the Phi Beta Kappa
Fellows Lectureship program.
PHI BETA KAPPA FELLOWS LECTURESHIP
The Phi Beta Kappa Fellows Lectureship provides speakers for special
occasions sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa groups. Through its four regional
panels, the Lectureship assists the chapters and alumni associations
with arrangements for addresses given at such events as honors convocations,
public lectures, initiation meetings, and annual dinners.
Established in 1942 the Lectureship is one of the important activities
sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Fellows, a group of Phi Beta Kappa members
organized to foster and advance the welfare of the Society and the ideals
for which it stands. By way of its panels of distinguished speakers,
the Lectureship contributes directly to the intellectual life of the
campus and community.
During the 2003-2004 academic year, some thirty chapters and alumni
associations will have the opportunity to participate in the Fellows
Lectureship of Phi Beta Kappa. Speakers participating this year in the
Southeast region are: Annemarie Weyl Carr, University Distinguished
Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University; Matt Cartmill,
Professor of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical
School; Harvey E. Klehr, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and
History, Emory University; William F. May, Fellow, Institute of Practical
Ethics and Public Life, University of Virginia; Duane J. Osheim, Professor
of History, University of Virginia; Dorothy Robins-Mowry, Former Senior
Foreign Service Officer, USIA; Rosemarie Tong, Distinguished Professor
of Health Care Ethics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Larzer
Ziff, Caroline Donovan Research Professor of English, Johns Hopkins
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