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Beth Sorensen
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REED'S PUBLIC POLICY LECTURE SERIES RESUMES FEBRUARY 5 WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THE 2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Portland, OR (December 19, 2003) - What lessons can we draw from the last decade? What do we expect from American domestic and foreign policy in the next decade? Reed College's Reflecting on the '90s: Politics and Policy in the New Millennium , an exploration of these questions, continues this spring with a distinguished group of experts with diverse perspectives on public policy.

The first program on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in Vollum lounge, features three prominent political analysts leading a roundtable discussion on the 2004 presidential election . Robert Eisinger, associate professor of political science at Lewis & Clark College; Paul Gronke, associate professor of political science at Reed College; and Regina Lawrence, associate professor of political science at Portland State University will lend their different perspectives on the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.

The lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information visit the Reed events site or call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

The public policy lecture series is sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund, the Bernard Goldhammer Lecture Fund, and the Reed College political science and economics departments.

Schedule of events:

  • February 5, 7 p.m., Vollum lounge
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    "A Day at the Races: The 2004 Presidential Election"
    Associate professors of political science Paul Gronke (Reed College), Regina Lawrence (Portland State University), and Robert Eisinger (Lewis & Clark College)
  • February 12, 7 p.m., Vollum lounge
    BRYAN JONES
    "Really the End of Big Government? 50 Years of Public Policy in America"

    Bryan Jones is a professor of political science and director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington.
  • February 27, 4:30 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
    ROBERT D. PUTNAM

    "Community Engagement in a Changing America"

    Robert D. Putnam is the P eter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, author of Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, and former dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
  • March 29, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
    JEFFREY FRANKEL
    "American Economic Policy in the 1990s, and Lessons for This Decade"

    Jeffrey Frankel is the James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at the Kennedy School of Government, and past member of the President's Council on Economic Advisors.
  • April 8, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
    ASHIMA GOYAL
    "Does Political Democracy Inhibit Economic Development? Observations on the Development Paths of India and China"
    Ashima Goyal is a p rofessor of economics at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, and columnist on current affairs for Economic Times and Business Standard .

•  April 15, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
ROBERT JOHNSTON   '84
"An Enduring American Tradition: The Resurgence of American Populism "
Robert Johnston is an associate professor of history and director of the teacher education program, University of Illinois at Chicago.

For images or further press material, please contact Beth Sorensen, office of communications, at 503/777-7574 or at beth.sorensen@reed.edu .

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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