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Government Corruption Topic of Falmouth Forum Lecture, April 7

Woods Hole, MA—Clyde McKee, political science professor at Trinity College, will present the final lecture in the 2005-2006 Falmouth Forum series on Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the MBL's (Marine Biological Laboratory's) Lillie Auditorium, MBL Street, Woods Hole. The lecture, titled “Corruption in Governments: What Can and Should We Do?” is sponsored by the Associates of the MBL and is free and open to the public.

McKee is regarded as a "pracademic" in that he has devoted much of his professional life to both studying politics and participating in partisan and governmental activities. McKee has been a consultant and participant in local, state, and national governments. He has also held elected or appointed positions in all three branches of American government.

McKee is a past president of the New England Political Science Association, and the founder and past president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration. He has held teaching and research positions in England, Northern Ireland, and Italy and was a Citizen Ambassador to China and Cuba. McKee has written books and articles dealing with state and local governments including, Outside Money, Soft Money and Issue Advocacy in the 1998 Congressional Elections.

Admission to this Falmouth Forum presentation is free and open to the public. A buffet dinner is available before the lecture at 6:00 p.m. in the Swope Center located near the auditorium. Dinner tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at either Eight Cousins Children’s Books, Main Street, Falmouth, or at the MBL's Communications Office in the Candle House in Woods Hole. Dinner seats are limited and tickets are only available until they sell out or until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. All tickets are nonrefundable. For more information contact the MBL’s Communications Office at 508-289-7423.


The MBL is an international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences. Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Western Hemisphere. For more information, visit www.mbl.edu.

The MBL Associates support the scientific mission of the MBL through their volunteer efforts to raise funds, and by their gifts to the Annual Fund, assist MBL programs and promote the MBL in the community. The MBL Associates provide fellowships for young scientists, support the MBLWHOI Library, and also help bring the work of the Laboratory to a broader public by sponsoring the Falmouth Forum Series and operating the MBL Gift Shop. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the Laboratory.