(Posted November 3, 2014)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Del Dickson, professor of political science and international relations at the University of San Diego, will speak at Juniata College on "Practice Makes Imperfect: Why Aren't We a Better Democracy?" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

He has recently published a book, "The People's Government: An Introduction to Democracy," which explores the arguments for and against democracy and discusses how countries democratize, mature and fail.

Del Dickson has taught at San Diego University since 1987 and his areas of expertise focus on the U.S. Supreme Court, justice in common law countries and lay justice.

He has recently published a book, "The People's Government: An Introduction to Democracy," which explores the arguments for and against democracy and discusses how countries democratize, mature and fail.

He also wrote "The Supreme Court in Conference (1940-1985)," which received the 2001 Best Book in Government or Political Science Award from the Association of American Publishers. He also has written scholarly articles in such journals as the "Yale Law Review" and wrote a chapter in the 2005 book "Comparative Politics and the War on Terror."

Dickson earned a bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University, in Arcata, Calif., and went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Southern California. He also earned a law degree and a doctorate in political science from USC.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.