Despite efforts to standardize and simplify them, the 2016 Presidential primaries are getting interesting! New GOP rules, designed to avoid divisive primary battles through early “winner take all” contests, may actually benefit an insurgent candidate over establishment standard–bearers. Under pressure from the DNC, Texas Democrats will conduct their first stand-alone primary election, as delegates were chosen by caucus before the institution of the unique hybrid process known as “the Texas Two-Step” in 1976.
Primary season kicks off with the Iowa caucuses on February 1, and the Texas primaries yield the richest trove of delegates among the dozen states holding contests on Super Tuesday, March 1. Dr. Richard Murray will guide Seminar subscribers through the primary process with an informed perspective and plausible predictions.
Dr. Richard Murray is the Bob Lanier Professor of Urban Public Policy and director of surveying for the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston, where an endowed scholarship in his name was established in 2008.
Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
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.
AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
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
Fall is just around the corner. Register today!
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