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Obama, the Tea Party, and the Future of American Politics

Obama, the Tea Party, and the Future of American Politics
1 Devonshire Place, Vivian and David Dampbell Conference Facility
Time: Oct 18th, 2:00 pm End: Oct 18th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Sociology (FAS), Political Science, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 2000-
Lecture by Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

The Centre for the Study of the United States is pleased to present:

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

Obama, the Tea Party, and the Future of American Politics
 
Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. Her first book, States and Social Revolutions (1979), won two major scholarly awards. In 1985, she co-edited the influential collection Bringing the State Back In (1985). For the last fifteen years, her research has focused on US politics in comparative and historical perspective. Skocpol’s Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States (1992) won five scholarly awards. Her recent books focus on US health reform, civic engagement, the Tea Party movement, and the successes and failures of the Obama administration in changing the direction of US domestic policies.

Organized by the Centre for the Study of the United States, and co-sponsored by the United States Consulate General, Toronto, and the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.  To register please click HERE.

For further information, please contact the Centre for the Study of the United States at (416) 946-8972.

Professor Skocpol will also offer a seminar to faculty members and graduate students on Friday 18 October from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  To request a place, please email the Centre for the Study of the United States by 16 October.


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