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American Politics Workshop

Picture of Professor Nicholas Carnes
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Nicholas Carnes, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University
Field: American Politics

Nicholas Carnes is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and the Co-Director of the Research Triangle chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network.

His research focuses on U.S. politics, legislative decision making, representation, social class, economic inequality, and state and local politics.

Picture of Professor James Snyder
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: James M. Snyder, Jr., Professor of History and Political Science, Harvard University
Field: American Politics

Professor Snyder's primary research and teaching interests are in American politics, with a focus on political representation. He has written on a variety of topics, including elections, campaign finance, legislative behavior and institutions, interest groups, direct democracy, the media, and corruption.

Picture of Lee Drutman
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Lee Drutman, senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America
Field: American Politics

Lee Drutman, PhD, is a senior fellow in the program on political reform at the New America Foundation and a visiting fellow at GuideStar USA.

Picture of Professor Sanford Gordon
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Sanford C. Gordon, Professor of Politics, New York University
Field: American Politics

Sanford C. Gordon is Professor of Politics at New York University. He received his B.A. from Cornell and his Ph.D. from Princeton. Prior to his arrival at NYU, Professor Gordon taught at the Ohio State University from 1999-2002; and in 2005-2006, was a fellow-in-residence at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton.

Image of Professor Bruce Cain
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Bruce Cain, Professor in Humanities and Sciences and Political Science, Stanford University
Field: American Politics

Bruce Cain is an expert in U.S. politics, and particularly the politics of California and the American West. A pioneer in computer-assisted redistricting, he is a prominent scholar of elections, political regulation, and the relationships between lobbyists and elected officials.

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