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Guest Panelists Visit OWU to Discuss 'American Politics' in Election Year

March 24, 2004

DELAWARE, OHIO -- "American Politics and the 2004 Elections: Reflections and Speculations" is the focus of a panel discussion/lecture at Ohio Wesleyan University on Monday, March 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Room.

Sponsored by the Arneson Institute of Practical Politics and the C. Edwin Lovell Lecture Series, and coordinated by OWU Professor Carl Pinkele, the panel discussion will feature the following campus guests: David W. Brady, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Robin Toner, senior correspondent at the Washington bureau of the New York Times; and Nelson Polsby, Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Brady, an expert on the U.S. Congress and congressional decision making, is the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Ethics in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Professor of Political Science at the university. His current research focuses on the political history of the U.S. Congress, the history of U.S. election results, and general public policy processes.

As senior correspondent at the Washington bureau of the New York Times, Toner covers domestic policy and national politics. During her more than 18 years at the Times, Toner has covered three Presidential campaigns, numerous Congressional and state elections, and many legislative battles on such issues as health care and civil liberties. She was the national political correspondent from 1989 through the 1992 election and the first woman to hold that position at the Times.

Polsby has taught American politics and government at the University of California, Berkeley since 1967. He is a Vice President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the American Enterprise Institute of Washington, DC. Polsby is editor of the Annual Review of Political Science, political science editor of The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and author of numerous books, including How Congress Evolves (2004).

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-368-3906.