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“Prius or Pickup?” Explaining America’s Great Divide

Three lectures are part of UNCG’s Department of Political Science & the Center for Legislative Studies’ 2018 Fall Lecture Series. All events are at 7:30 p.m. at the Sullivan Science Building, Room 101 and entry is free.

Wednesday, September 19, Marc Hetherington will present “Prius or Pickup? How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide”. He is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina. He specializes in right-wing populism, political polarization and the divide between Republicans and Democrats. He has published three books on these topics and is currently studying strategies to bring Republicans and Democrats closer together.

Wednesday, October 17, Mark Dorosin will speak on the ongoing struggle for voting rights. Dorosin is Co-Director of the Julius L. Chambers Centre for Civil Rights, a non-profit law firm that fights for low-wealth North Carolina communities in their attempts to confront structural racism. He was also Managing Attorney at the UNC Center for Civil Rights, and teaches at UNC Law School.

Thursday, November 8, Elizabeth J. Zechmeister will speak on “Dysfunction and Decay in Democracy in the Americas.” She is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and Director of the LAPOP survey research institute at Vanderbilt University. Her research and teaching is focused on comparative public opinion and public behavior, and her research on these subjects have appeared in a variety of publications. She has also co-written two books, and is co-editor of The Latin American Voter.

For disability accommodation, contact Gabrielle Lamountain at g_lamoun@uncg.edu.