Miller Lecture To Focus on Foreign Policy of Sen. Robert Taft

Oct. 5, 2006

Baylor University's annual Robert T. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series will focus on the foreign policy of the late Sen. Robert Taft, son of U.S. Pres. William H. Taft and author of the Taft-Hartley Act, which remains a basic labor law.

Dr. Michael Hayes, professor of political science at Colgate University, will lecture on "Isolationalism, Internationalism and the Rule of Law: The Foreign Policy Vision of Sen. Robert Taft" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Bennett Auditorium. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the department of political science.

Hayes received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and his master's and doctorate from Indiana University. He has held teaching posts at Laurence College and Rutgers. He joined the Colgate faculty in 1984.

He has authored three books: "Lobbyists and Legislators," "Incrementalism and Public Policy" and "The Limits of Policy Change: Incrementalism, Worldview and the Rule of Law," and is co-author of "Inside the House: Former Members Tell How Congress Really Works."

Hayes is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow; E.E. Schattschneider Award winner from the American Political Science Association for best dissertation in American politics; and Jack Walker Award winner from the American Political Science Association's section on Political Organizations and Parties for the contribution of his 1978 Journal of Politics article on the study of interest groups.

Dr. Robert T. Miller, a renowned expert on constitutional law, taught in the political science department at Baylor from 1946-95, serving as the chair of the department from 1962-90. At the time of his death in 1996, Miller held the title of R.W. Morrison Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

For more information on this year's lecture, call 710-3161.

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