Taken from the fall 2006 newsletter of the Institute for Continuing
Learning at Young Harris College in Georgia.
Young Harris College and the Institute for Continuing Learning are
proud to present a series of fascinating and provocative seminars entitled,
“Reflections on Georgia Politics.” The seminars, which will
be open to the entire community free of charge, will provide participants
with an inside look at Georgia’s public servants over the past
Former Governors Carl Sanders, Joe Frank Harris and Roy Barnes are
scheduled to participate in the program along with Governor Sunny Perdue.
Also invited to take part are Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss,
former Congressman Ed Jenkins, Burt Lance, prize-winning reporter and
editor Bill Shipp and if it can be arranged around his busy schedule,
former President Jimmy Carter.
We are indebted to noted political historian and campaign consultant
Bob Short for organizing this exciting series of seminars and for coordinating
the visits to the YHC campus of so many notable Georgia public servants.
Bob is a veteran public affairs and political consultant who has served
as administrative aide to four Georgia governors and two U.S. Senators.
He also managed the campaigns of several public officials, including
Jimmy Carter when he ran for Governor in 1966.
The seminars are scheduled for Thursday afternoons at 3:15 p.m. in
the Goolsby Building’s Wilson lecture Hall on the campus of the
College. The schedule for the series is still being finalized and you
will have to watch your newspapers as more dates are confirmed, but
the following commitments have been received to date:
September 7 – Bob Short will review the political life and service
of Senator Herman Talmadge followed by a conversation with the Senator’s
longtime aide, T. Rodgers Wade
September 14 or 28 – Prize-winning reporter and editor Bill Shipp
October 5 – Former Congressman Ed Jenkins
November 2 – Former Governor Joe Frank Harris
November 16 – Former Governor Roy Barnes
WATCH YOUR NEWSPAPERS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.