WESTMINSTER - James Nathanson, deputy political director of the Republican National Committee, will speak before a political science class at Western Maryland College from 1:40 to 2:40 p.m. Wednesday in Room 308 of Memorial Hall.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Nathanson, who served as executive director of the 1988 Bush-Quayle presidential campaign in Ohio before assuming the deputy political director position last year, will discuss the role of the RNC in political campaigns. The class he will lecture, "Political Participation," is taught by Herb Smith, professor of political science at Western Maryland.
Nathanson received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1967. He has done graduate-level work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Johns Hopkins University. As an educator, he has served as a visiting assistant professor at the State University of New York's departments of political science at the Buffalo and Fredonia campuses, as well as an assistant professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University.
Nathanson also has assisted in the political campaigns of several past and present officeholders, from judges to governors, to congressmen. He is involved in fund-raising, community relations, campaign management, and political organization, analysis and communication for the Republican party. Nathanson resides in Washington.