Brown Bag talk on National Service

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by lemartin 3 Comments

Join us on Thursday, March 21 from 12pm-1:30pm to hear Dr. Melissa Bass discuss her new book, The Politics and Civics of National Service: Lessons from the Civilian Conservation Corps, VISTA, and AmeriCorps.  Dr. Bass is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Mississippi.

The talk will take place from 12pm-1:30pm on Thursday, March 21 in Odom 101.  Coffee and dessert will be served.  This event is free and open to the public.  If you require assistance relating to a disability, please contact the McLean Institute at (662) 915-2052 or e-mail

The Brookings Institution Press writes that “The Politics and Civics of National Service expertly evaluates the civic effects of national service policy in the context of political development in the United States.  At the same time, by emphasizing the programs’ effects on citizenship and civic engagement, this volume deepens our understanding of how programs can act as ‘public policy for democracy.'”  For a full description of the book, click here.

Click here to view the event flyer.


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