IWF Georgia Event Registration
Please Join Us for the IWF Georgia Annual Meeting!
Join IWF Georgia as we welcome the new 2022 membership class and 2022 Board of Directors on October 12, 2021 at The Buckhead Club followed by seated luncheon and panel presentation.
Event Timeline & Details:
11:30 a.m. - Arrival and Networking
12:00 p.m. - Welcome / Annual Meeting
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Seated Luncheon and Program
*Vaccinated Members Only. Complimentary Self and Valet Parking is Available.
About Our Program:
Redistricting: Political Gamesmanship in an Era of Distrust
Join veteran journalist and long-time AJC political columnist (ret.) Jim Galloway and fellow panelists Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science at Emory University, and our own Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University Distinguished Professor of political science, for a hard look at redistricting, its history and especially its current implications for Georgia and the country. With a nation arguably more polarized than we’ve seen in our lifetime, redistricting will happen amid a rising distrust of government and other long-revered institutions. How will this political gamesmanship playout in real-time this fall?
About Our Speakers:
Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science at Emory University, specializes in political mobilization and race, as well as competition between minority groups. Her current research focuses on the political leadership of the post-civil rights generation. Gillespie's experience as a pollster and consultant has helped shape her research into what works - and what doesn't - in minority politics today as new leadership emerges.
She recently completed her forthcoming book, "Race and the Obama administration" (Oxford University Press, 2017), which analyzes Barack Obama's performance on substantive and symbolic issues of importance to African Americans and compares his performance on racial issues to other recent presidents. She also was the editor of "Whose Black Politics? Cases in Post-Racial Black Leadership" (Routledge, 2010). The book features case studies of prominent black elected officials largely born after 1960 and asks whether the advent of a new generation of black political leadership will actually lead to substantive political changes in the black community.
Jim Galloway: Until his retirement this year, Jim Galloway had been an editor and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1979. Most recently, he had served as the newspaper’s political columnist and was the creator of its current-events blog, Political Insider, a popular feature that draws millions of readers annually.
He has lived in Cobb County for 40 years.
Galloway’s fields of specialty have included religion, focusing on conservative evangelicals in the South, and international affairs. He was formerly the newspaper’s foreign editor. In the Golden Era of newspapers – i.e., when the industry had money to spare – he reported from Germany, China, Russia, Japan, South Korea, southern Africa, Israel and the West Bank.
Among his awards is the prestigious Knight-Wallace Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan, where Galloway studied Chinese language, economics and philosophy. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
Galloway has written extensively about American politics at the local, municipal, state, regional and national levels. A near-native of metropolitan Atlanta, he has watched the American South shift from a segregated society ruled by white men to a region awash in diversity – although race and religion remain the keys to political power in the American South.
Galloway has been married to the former Judy Carr for 43 years. They have two grown children: Carol, a North Cobb High School history teacher; and Emily, who works for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. In his spare time, which he hopes to have more of now, he enjoys woodworking.
Jennifer McCoy, PhD, is a political science professor at Georgia State University and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In 2019 she was a Senior Core Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She was named a GSU Distinguished University Professor in the inaugural class of 2013 and served as inaugural director of the Global Studies Institute (2015-16). Prior to this, Dr. McCoy served as Director of the Carter Center’s Americas Program (1998-2015), leading projects on democratic strengthening, mediation and dialogue, and hemispheric cooperation. A specialist on democratization and polarization, mediation and conflict prevention, election processes and election observation, and Latin American politics, Dr. McCoy has authored or edited six books and dozens of articles. Her latest volume is Polarizing Polities: A Global Threat to Democracy, co-edited with Murat Somer (2019). She teaches courses on democratic erosion, comparative democratization, international norms, and Latin American politics.
October Member Program & Annual Meeting: Tuesday, October 12th, at The Buckhead Club. Click here to register.
Redistricting: Political Gamesmanship in an Era of Distrust featuring:
11:30 am Arrival and Networking
12 pm Welcome / Annual Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Program
Save the Date!
Tuesday, November 9th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hosted by: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Sunday, December 5th: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Significant Others Included
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Sunday, April 11, 5 pm - 7 pm and Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday, May 18th, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
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June through August – Casual cocktail gatherings for members
High Museum of Art Tour Hosted by Hala Moddelmog, July 13, 2021
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Sunday, Sept 19, 5 pm - 7 pm and Tuesday, Sept 21, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
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