21st Annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann
Distinguished Guest Lecture
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 6 p.m.
Kansas City (Mo.)
Public Library Central Library
14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Reception: 6 p.m.
Lecture: 6:30 p.m.
While the lecture is free and open the public, registration is requested as seating is limited. To register, e-mail email@example.com or call (816) 584-6420.
Presented by: Park University
Co-Sponsors: The Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and Consensus
Theda Skocpol, Ph.D., the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University
Topic: “The Tea Party and Civic Engagement in America”
Drawing on her extensive research on American democracy, Skocpol will discuss the most important changes in voluntary associations, interest groups and patterns of citizen participation in community life and national politics. In addition, she will review the rise of the Tea Party and what is next for American social movements and citizen engagement.
About the speaker:
Skocpol’s research focuses on U.S. social policy and civic engagement in American democracy, including changes since the 1960s. She has recently launched new projects on the development of U.S. higher education and on the transformations of U.S. federal policies in the Obama era. She was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science in 2007 for her “visionary analysis of the significance of the state for revolutions, welfare and political trust, pursued with theoretical depth and empirical evidence.” The Skytte Prize is one of the largest and most prestigious in political science. It is awarded annually by the Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University, Sweden, to the scholar who has made the most valuable contribution to the discipline.
Her work covers an unusually broad spectrum of topics, including comparative politics (States and Social Revolutions, 1979) and American politics (Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States, 1992). Her books and articles have been widely cited in political science literature and have won numerous awards, including the 1993 Woodrow Wilson Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science for the previous year.
About the Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series and a list of previous lecturers