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Dr. Jacob Hacker | The 2016 Election And Its Consequences

Presented by The Scholars Strategy Network, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Department of Political Science, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University Commons Center | Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Nashville TN

Jan 26 2017
Dr. Jacob Hacker | The 2016 Election And Its Consequences

In one of the most controversial elections in recent U.S. history, profound differences emerged in the landscape of American politics. Come join this engaging discussion of the political, economic and social consequences of the election and this new era, led by Dr. Jacob Hacker, Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Also joining the panel are three esteemed professors of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Political Science: Dr. Sharece Thrower, Dr. Marc Hetherington and Dr. Efren Perez.

Audience participation will be invited as well, so come with your questions about the post-inaugural environment under a Trump administration. Source: Eventbrite

Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is also a board member of The Century Foundation, Economic Policy Institute, The American Prospect, and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network steering committee, and a former Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows.

An expert on the politics of U.S. health and social policy, he is the author of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper, written with Paul Pierson (Simon & Schuster, 2015); Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, written with Paul Pierson (2010, paperback 2011), The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream (2006, paperback 2008), The Divided Welfare State: The Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States (2002), and The Road to Nowhere: The Genesis of President Clinton’s Plan for Health Security (1997), co-winner of the Brownlow Book Award of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is also co-author, with Paul Pierson, of Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (2005) and has edited three volumes—most recently, Shared Responsibility, Shared Risk: Government, Markets, and Social Policy in the Twenty-First Century, edited with Ann O’ Leary (2012).


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Additional time info:

The event will begin with a reception at 4:30pm.

The roundtable discussion will begin promptly at 5pm.

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