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Engaging Roundtable Series Tackles Foreign Policy

Craig A. Miller (at podium) poses questions to the evening's panelists: David Mitchell and Caroline Payne.
Craig A. Miller (at podium) poses questions to the evening’s panelists: David Mitchell and Caroline Payne.

American dominance in an ever-smaller world, where alliances shift and enemies transcend national borders, was among the topics for the latest roundtable discussion at Penn College on Tuesday. Held in Penn’s Inn and moderated by Craig A. Miller, assistant professor of history/political science, the lively exchange featured David Mitchell, associate professor of political science and international relations at Bucknell University, and Caroline Payne, assistant professor of political science and coordinator of international studies at Lycoming College. Scheduled to attend was U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, but the congressman remained in Washington, D.C., on legislative business. A number of students – many from three of Miller’s classes (United States Survey to 1877, World Civilization I and American Government-National) – took part in the expansive dialogue, which covered such global hotspots as Syria and the Ukraine.