April 26, 2010
Mark Peterson Wraps-Up Speaker Series on President Obama and the Politics of Reform April 29
The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, with co-sponsorship from the UO Political Science Department, will wrap-up its speaker series, “Great Expectations: Obama and the Politics of Reform,” with a presentation at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Knight Law Center 110.
Mark Peterson, professor of public policy and political science at UCLA, will present, “A Century in the Making: Obama and the Era of Health Care Reform.”
Professor Peterson’s scholarship focuses on interactions among the presidency, Congress, and interest groups, evaluating their implications for policy-making, both within the general domain of domestic policy and with special attention to health care policy. His most recent research examines how transformation of the interest group community, institutional dynamics in Congress, changes in the context and demands of political leadership, and various dimensions of social learning by policy makers promote or constrain enacting major health policy innovations.
This event is free and open to the public.