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Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Arthur Vanden Houten

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (10/03/2014)(readMedia)-- Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Arthur Vanden Houten continues Flagler College's Community Lecture Series on Oct. 14 with "The Rights of Citizens and the Struggle for the Environment in the Age of Globalization."

Vanden Houten earned his Ph.D. in Political Science and his M.A. in International Relations from the University of South Carolina. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Muhlenberg College. His primary teaching interests include courses in the history of political thought and international relations. He has taught at Flagler College since 1997 and is known for his active service to the College community.

As the nation reflects on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, each segment of the Community Lecture Series this year, titled "The Rights Revolution: Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Beyond," will feature scholars and historians who will address the philosophy and history of civil disobedience; the political, sociological, and economic impact of civil rights legislation; the current state of human rights in the nation and world; and the continuing evolution in the struggle for equal rights.

The fall lineup will continue on Nov. 4 with Dr. Will Miller, Flagler's Director of Institutional Research speaking on "Privacy as a Human Right: The Panopticon Becomes Big Brother."

Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. Reservations are required, but space is limited. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. Call (904) 826-8617 for reservations or more information.

If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at (904) 819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days' notice. Call (904) 819-6339 or visit for more information.


Flagler College is a private, four-year comprehensive college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 29 majors, 34 minors and two pre-professional programs - the largest being business administration, communication, psychology and education. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a grand resort built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, an industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil. The Ponce has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. For more on Flagler College, visit