April 21, 2017 at 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Room: Medaille Formal Lounge in Medaille Hall (Hors D’oeuvres and Beverages will be served)
This roundtable will highlight two critical topics in the study of the American polity: polarization and presidential power. We will hear from two distinguished scholars of American politics today. Each author will present for approximately 20 minutes and the remainder of the time will be used for questions from the audience. We encourage all participants to attend since the lounge also contains an area for networking.
Dr. James E. Campbell, University at Buffalo, SUNY, will present his latest work, Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America (Princeton University Press, 2016).
James Campbell is UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. According to the University at Buffalo, Dr. Campbell authored over 80 academic works. His book projects include: The American Campaign: U.S. Presidential Campaigns and the National Vote (Texas A&M University Press, Second Edition 2008), Cheap Seats: The Democratic Party's Advantage in U.S. House Elections (Ohio State University Press, 1996), and The Presidential Pulse of Congressional Elections (The University Press of Kentucky, Second Edition 1997). Dr. Campbell is also co-editor (with James C. Garand) of Before the Vote: Forecasting American National Elections (Sage Publications, 2000). His latest work is Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America (Princeton University Press, 2016).
Dr. Lawrence Rothenberg, University of Rochester, will discuss The Enigma of Presidential Power: Parties, Policies, and Strategic Uses of Unilateral Action (authored with Fang-Yi Chiou, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2017).
Lawrence Rothenberg is Corrigan-Minehan Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester. Dr. Rothenberg is also the Director of the W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy. His books include: Environmental Choices: Policy Responses to Green Demands (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2002); Why Governments Succeed and Why It Fails (with Amihai Glazer, Harvard University Press, 2001); Regulation, Organizations, and Politics: Motor Freight Policy at the Interstate Commerce Commission (University of Michigan Press, 1994); and Linking Citizens to Government: Interest Group Politics at Common Cause (Cambridge University Press, 1992). Dr. Rothenberg’s latest book, authored with Fang-Yi Chiou, is The Enigma of Presidential Power: Parties, Policies, and Strategic Uses of Unilateral Action (forthcoming in 2017 from Cambridge University Press).