Nov. 6 panel: "What's next for America: Barack Obama's first 100 days in office"
The Woodrow Wilson School will host a post-election panel discussion titled, "What's next for America: Barack Obama's first 100 days in office," at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Panel discussants will include:
-- Larry Bartels, the Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and Director of the School’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics;
--Ambassador Robert Hutchings, a Diplomat-in-Residence at the Woodrow Wilson School and former Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council (2003 to 2005);
-- Richard Keevey, Director of the School’s Policy Research Institute for the Region and Lecturer of Public and International Affairs;
-- Nolan McCarty, Associate Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs; and
-- Hillard Pouncy, a Visiting Lecturer of Public and International Affairs at WWS.
Larry Bartels’ research focuses on the American electoral process, the political economy of inequality, and democratic theory. Bartels's newest book is “Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age.” His first book, "Presidential Primaries and the Dynamics of Public Choice" (Princeton University Press, 1988), received the American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the year's best book on government, politics, or international affairs.
Robert Hutchings is Diplomat in Residence at Princeton University, where he has also served as Assistant Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. During a public service leave from the university in 2003-05, he was Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council in Washington, D.C. His current research springs from that project and aims at developing a global policy agenda, based on a series of structured strategic dialogues over the past two years with leaders in China, Russia, India, Brazil, South Africa, and a dozen other key countries around the world.
Richard Keevey is the former Budget Director and Comptroller for the State of New Jersey, and also served as the Deputy Under Secretary for Finance for the U.S. Department of Defense; and was appointed by the President as the Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, the MIT Program for Foreign Policy, Leadership NJ, and the Council for Excellence in Government
Nolan McCarty’s areas of interest include U.S. politics, democratic political institutions, and political methodology. His most recent book, co-authored with Keith Poole of the University of California, San Diego, and Howard Rosenthal of New York University, “Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches,” is an analysis of how the increasing polarization of American politics has been accompanied and accelerated by greater income inequality, rising immigration, and other social and economic changes.
Hillard Pouncy is a policy researcher and co-author of the forthcoming book, “Strengthening Fragile Families: Reforming Income Security Policy for Modern American Childhood Poverty.” Pouncy’s work advocates a strategy for addressing the needs of poor and disadvantaged children. He is a Visiting Lecturer of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School.
The panel is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.