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Race for the White House

TWO THURSDAYS, 7:30 - 9 P.M. SEPTEMBER 28 AND OCTOBER 5 | MENIL COLLECTION, LIBRARY, 1515 SUL ROSS

ROBERT M. STEIN

SEPTEMBER 28
Myth and Reality about the 2000 Presidential Election.

In order to the win in November a presidential candidate must be able to hold his partisan base and win a majority of the independent vote. How true is this conventional thinking? What if any influence will the third-party candidacies of Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan have on the outcome of November's election? How well have Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore executed their respective campaign strategies to win the White House? Professor Stein will address these and other questions about the 2000 presidential election.

OCTOBER 5
The Policy Consequences of the 2000 Election

The results of the 2000 presidential, congressional, and state elections promise to have significant consequences for public policy. Change in partisan control of the presidency and Congress may produce significant shifts in health care, education, and reproductive policy. The election of 2000 may also bring an end to divided government. Professor Stein will examine these and other policy consequences of election 2000.

 


Robert M. Stein is the dean of the school of social sciences and Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice University and has received the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching. Director of the Rice Institute for Policy Analysis, he is the author of the recent book, Perpetuating the Pork Barrel: Policy Subsystems and American Democracy.

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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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