Dawson opens series with 'The Angry Electorate'
"The Angry Electorate," presented by Michael Dawson, will open the Cityfront Forum series of free, early-evening lectures at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Gleacher Center. Dawson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.
In this pre-election forum, Dawson will provide a commentary on up-to-the-minute news about how the candidates and their issues are viewed by the disaffected American electorate and what influence these voters may have on the presidential elections.
A leading researcher of race and public opinion, Dawson has studied elections over the past two decades. He recently served as a consultant on a Washington Post survey that found startling misperceptions across racial groups of Americans about what the world is like for members of racial groups other than their own.
The second lecture in the series will be "Kennedy Justice Revisited," presented by Dennis Hutchinson, Associate Professor in the College, on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Lectures scheduled for winter quarter are "Trade, Guns or Social Work: U.S. Foreign Policy," presented by Marvin Zonis, Professor in the Graduate School of Business, on Jan. 23, and "Dinosaurs on Drifting Continents: Adventures in Africa," presented by Paul Sereno, Associate Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, on Feb. 20.
Cityfront Forum lectures will be held on two Thursdays each quarter at 5:30 p.m. in the Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr. (Parking at 200 and 201 E. Illinois St. is $6 with a validated ticket.) The lectures are free and open to the public; no reservations are required.
For more information, call 702-2160.