Primaries and Caucuses: The 2008 Version of Nominating the President

Note change of last class: Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Briar Club, 2603 Timmons @ Westheimer Preview: One Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 6:00–7:30 p.m. Two Thursdays, January 10, February 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Upper Kirby District Headquarters, 3015 Richmond at Eastside (just west of Kirby)

In 1996 the Houston Seminar heralded its Super Tuesday lectures as follows: “Texas and seven other states will select their presidential delegates March 12. . . Several Republican candidates may be viable before Super Tuesday, but only one or two will likely survive.” How times have changed! Richard Murray will help us sort out the here and now of this season’s caususes and primaries in three timely sessions beginning in January. In addition, in December we offer the opportunity to get a preview of events before they begin.

Richard Murray is the Bob Lanier Professor of Urban Public Policy and the director of surveying for the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston.

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Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced


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