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January 7, 2010

Speaker Series to Focus on President Obama and the Politics of Reform

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, with co-sponsorship from the UO Political Science Department, is presenting the “Great Expectations: Obama and the Politics of Reform” speaker series beginning Wednesday, January 13.

In his presidential campaign and first days in office, President Barack Obama set an ambitious agenda for broad programmatic change. An eminent group of experts will visit the Knight Law Center throughout the winter and spring to offer early appraisals on how his reform plans have fared.

“Our series is designed to provide a timely assessment of how this young president is performing in the hot seat, placing his administration in historical context and taking stock of key reform issues on the docket,” said Dan Tichenor, Phillip H. Knight Professor of Social Science and Senior Faculty Fellow at the Morse Center.

All events are free and open to the public.

January 13, 2010
110 Knight Law Center, 7:00 p.m.
Sidney Milkis, University of Virginia, “Barack Obama, the Presidency, and the Enduring Quest for Reform”

February 15, 2010
110 Knight Law Center, 7:00 p.m.
Robin Jacobson, University of Puget Sound, “The Politics of Immigration Reform”

March 4, 2010
110 Knight Law Center, 7:00 p.m.
Leslie McCall, Northwestern University, “The Undeserving Rich? American Perceptions of Inequality, Opportunity, and Redistribution”

April 9, 2010
110 Knight Law Center, 3:30 p.m.
David Cole, Georgetown Law, “Civil Liberties, Military Detainees and Guantanamo”

April, 14, 2010
175 Knight Law Center
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, “Climate Change Policy: Security and Equity”

April 29, 2010
110 Knight Law Center, 7:00 p.m.
Mark Peterson, UCLA, “A Century in the Making: Obama and the Era of Health Care Reform”

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