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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy Media and Deliberation Series Presents : "Schools Out: Political Polarization, Higher Education, and the Demise of the American Dream"

Presented by: Suzanne Mettler, Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department, Cornell University
When Jan 22, 2015
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where 102 Paterno Library - Foster Auditorium
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Abstract

When it comes to discussions about rising college costs, attention is often directed squarely at college and university leaders, but federal and state policymakers also play an enormous role in providing individuals with the ability to afford college. In recent decades policymakers have abdicated their responsibility for ensuring an affordable, accountable and high quality postsecondary system of higher education in the U.S., slowly dismantling a legacy in which earlier generations of lawmakers made higher education a pillar of the nation’s economic, social and civic foundation. How and why has this failure of public duty taken place? And what specific actions can Americans take to encourage a renewal of political leadership in stewarding American higher education?

Bio

Suzanne Mettler is the Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University. She is the author of Degrees of Inequality: How Higher Education Politics Sabotaged the American Dream (Basic Books, 2014); The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Programs Undermine American Democracy (University of Chicago, 2011); Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism In New Deal Public Policy (Cornell, 1998), which was awarded the Kammerer Award of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for the best book on US national policy and the Martha Derthick Award for a book that has made an enduring contribution to the study of federalism; and Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation (Oxford University Press, 2005), which was also awarded the Kammerer Award as well as the J. David Greenstone prize of the Politics and History section of the APSA.  Mettler has also published in the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Studies in American Political Development, and Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law, and in other scholarly journals and edited volumes, as well as op-eds in the New York Times and LA Times, and essays in The Washington Monthly and Salon. She serves on the national steering committee of the Scholars Strategy Network

Faculty Meeting

When Jan 23, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 124 Sparks
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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy Public Lecture Presents : "Jennifer Lawrence and the Politics of Cool Girls"

Presented By: Anne Helen Petersen, Buzzfeed
When Feb 02, 2015
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where 102 Paterno Library - Foster Auditorium
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Colloquium

Presented By: Matthew Mays, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Texas A&M
When Feb 06, 2015
from 03:35 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 158 Willard
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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy Media and Deliberation Series Presents : "Conservative Advocacy for the 21st Century"

Presented By: Brett Jacobson and Ian Spencer, Red Edge
When Feb 17, 2015
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where 102 Paterno Library - Foster Auditorium
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Faculty Meeting

When Feb 20, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 124 Sparks
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Conference on Speech & Debate as Civic Education

Hosted By: The Department of Communication, Arts & Sciences and the Center for Democratic Deliberation with invited and competitively selected papers from leaders of the debate and forensics community from across the nation.
When Mar 05, 2015 03:30 PM to
Mar 07, 2015 05:00 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn
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The conference will feature a keynote address by former debater and presidential speechwriter, Craig R. Smith, along with a luncheon address by another former debater and former dean of the School of Communication at Northwestern University, David Zarefsky.

All conference presentations and provided meals will be hosted at the Nittany Lion Inn, located on the University Park campus.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference planners at debate@psu.edu.

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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy Media and Deliberation Series Presents : "An Internet for the 21st Century"

Presented By: Evgeny Morozov, Contributing Editor, The New Republic
When Mar 17, 2015
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where 102 Paterno Library - Foster Auditorium
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Faculty Meeting

When Mar 20, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 124 Sparks
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Faculty Meeting

When Apr 03, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 124 Sparks
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Colloquium

Presented By: Roderick Hart, Professor - Department of Communication Studies, Dean – Moody College of Communication, Shivers Chair in Communication, Director – Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
When Apr 10, 2015
from 03:35 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 158 Willard
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CAS Annual Awards Ceremony

When Apr 17, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club
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Faculty Meeting

When May 01, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 124 Sparks
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Graduation Event

When May 09, 2015
from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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International Communication Association Annual Conference

When May 21, 2015 12:00 AM to
May 25, 2015 12:00 AM
Where San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Rhetoric Society of America, Biennial Summer Institute

When Jun 01, 2015 12:00 AM to
Jun 07, 2015 12:00 AM
Where University of Wisconsin - Madison
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