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August 15, 2008

Wayne Morse Center Welcomes Senior Faculty Fellow Dan Tichenor

Dan Tichenor joins Oregon Law as the first Faculty Fellow at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science in the University of Oregon’s Department of Political Science.

Professor Tichenor, who earned a doctorate from Brandeis University, is a scholar of American political thought and history and has published extensively on immigration policy and politics, the American presidency, public policy and organized interests, social movements, and inequality in the U.S. His book, Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America (Princeton University Press), won the American Political Science Association’s Gladys M. Kammerer Award for the best book in American national policy. He also received the Jack Walker Prize and the Mary Parker Follett Award for his research on interest groups, social movements, and American political development, as well as numerous awards for his teaching and mentorship.

Professor Tichenor has held numerous research posts including positions at Princeton University, the Brookings Institute, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. He currently is completing a book on presidential power, civil liberties and democracy in times of crisis (Princeton University Press).

Professor Tichenor is initiating an ongoing “Politics and Policy” program at the Wayne Morse Center to encourage discussion and scholarship on key public policy issues. He is hosting distinguished speakers and convening interdisciplinary faculty for a colloquia series.

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