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Beth Sorensen
Office of Communications
503/777-7574
beth.sorensen@reed.edu


Bryan Jones, director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy, explores the history of American public policy on Thursday, February 12

Title:                "Really the End of Big Government? 50 Years of Public Policy in America"

What:               A lecture on the history of American public policy will mark the second event in Reed College's ongoing public policy lecture series.

Who:                Bryan Jones is a professor of political science and director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington.

When:              7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 12

Location:         Vollum lounge, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland, OR

Cost:                The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact:           For more information, the public is asked to call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755 or visit http://web.reed.edu/public_policy_series/.

As professor of political science and director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington, Professor Jones studies American public policy process at both the national and local levels. His recent research has concentrated on the linkage between characteristics of individual decision-making, on the one hand, and agenda-setting processes in American national political institutions, on the other. With Frank Baumgartner , he is currently directing the Policy Agendas Project, a National Science Foundation funded project designed to assess changes in the American national policy agenda since the Second World War quantitatively.

His recent books include Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics (Chicago, 1994) and Agendas and Instability in American Politics (co-authored with Frank Baumgartner; Chicago, 1993). His other books include The Sustaining Hand (co-authored with Lynn Bachelor; Kansas, 1986, 1993); Governing Buildings and Building Government (Alabama, 1985); Governing Urban America (Little, Brown, 1983); and Service Delivery in the City (Longman, 1980). Professor Jones has edited two books, The New American Politics (Westview, 1995), and Leadership and Politics (Kansas, 1989). He has published articles in the American Political Science Review , the Journal of Politics , the Urban Affairs Quarterly , the Economic Development Quarterly , and State and Local Government Review. His program foci for the Center are the Policy Agendas Project and Civic Decision-making.

Reed College's 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.

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