Government & Foreign Affairs Department

Author Edward J. Lopez at HSC - April 24Author Edward J. Lopez at HSC - April 24
On Thursday, April 24, Hampden-Sydney College hosts Edward Lopez as he presents a lecture on his book Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change.In this lecture, Lopez will discuss the ways in which he applies the history of Western political ideas, both in theory and in practice, to his work. He will further explain the economic ideas, rules, and incentives mentioned in his book and how this knowledge can guide business leaders in the ever-changing field of economics. Full Story...


Drew Prehmus '08

Hampden-Sydney's Government and Foreign Affairs department is one of only "two or three others like it in the United States," according to the National Review guide to the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country. Labeled "politically astute" by The Princeton Review, students study contemporary political problems grounded in the history of political thought. A major is an excellent foundation for legal study or positions in local, state, or federal government.

"When I was Student Body President at Hampden-Sydney, the alumni who were members of the Virginia Legislature invited me to go with them to the ceremonial opening of that year's session at Jamestown, in recognition of Virginia's 400th anniversary. It was almost more exciting than the time I spent working at the White House- which is an excellent example, by the way, of the kind of internships Hampden-Sydney students can get."

Drew Prehmus '08
Government & Foreign Affairs major
Student Body President, White House intern
Special Assistant to the President, Hampden-Sydney College