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Bergren Forum to focus on impact of freedom of association

Robert Heineman will present “The Pluralist Imperative: The Impact of Freedom of Association in America” on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the Alfred University Bergren Forum, 12:10 p.m. in Powell Campus Center’s Nevins Theatre. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

A professor of political science at AU, Heineman will explain how organization enabled Barack Obama to win the presidency and how it will ultimately render his policies ineffective.

Heineman has been a professor at Alfred University since 1971. He received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 1990 and again in 2005. He was also a recipient of the Faculty Leadership Award Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honorary society) in 2000.

He was president of the NYS Political Science Association from 1992-93 and is co-founder of the Sullivan Policy Institute, Rochester, NY. He was also an Allegany County legislator for 10 years beginning in 1995.

Heineman earned a Ph.D. and a master of arts degree in government, both from The American University, Washington, DC, and a bachelor of arts degree from Bradley University, Peoria, IL.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.