The department of political science at West Virginia University will present the Carl M. Frasure Memorial Lecture Wednesday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in the Business and Economics Building, room 459.

Speaker Patrick Dollat, a senior lecturer at the Institute for Political Sciences and affiliated associate professor at the University of Strasbourg’s School of Management, will present “The European Union: A Federation of Sovereign States and Citizens.” He will also discuss European politics and law.

The Carl M. Frasure Lecture honors Frasure, former department chair, dean and professor emeritus at WVU, for his many years of service to the state and nation and his long commitment to students at the University.

Frasure earned a doctoral degree from the Ohio State University in 1928. After joining WVU in 1927, he taught international relations and became chair of the department of political science in 1940.

In 1961, he was named Dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and was responsible for initiating the University Honors Program and creating the department of foreign languages. He retired and became professor emeritus in 1972.

During his time at WVU, Frasure was heavily involved in state and national service. He served as director of the WVU Bureau for Government Research and the West Virginia Civil Service System. During World War II, he served as state director for the Office of Price Administration, and director of the U.S. Office of Price Stabilization. He was also a consultant with the U.S. Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Like Frasure, Patrick Dollat has a background in international relations and government. He received a doctoral degree in law from Ren� Descartes University Paris V. His teaching interests span European politics and law, and he has lectured throughout Europe, India, Tunisia, China and the United States.

His widely published research, articles and books cover topics like European Union economic policies, citizenship and governance and the protection of human rights.

Currently, Dollat is working with WVU’s Office of International Programs and the international studies program to develop a full semester WVU-Strasbourg program in European affairs with courses offered through the University of Strasbourg’s School of Management.

The Carl M. Frasure Lecture is made possible by a gift to the department of political science by Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Jean Clark of Morgantown, W.Va., both graduates of the Eberly College. Jean Clark is also a former member of the Political Science Alumni Advisory Board.

For more information, contact Joe Hagan, chair of the department of political science, at 304-293-3811 ext. 5283 or



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