Join us in exploring intersections between science, politics, policy, and justice. In 2019-20, we will focus on Environmental Disasters and Resilence.
Marisa Abrajano is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in American politics, particularly in developing ways to increase politics participation and civic engagement amongst racial/ethnic minorities. Her most recent book is White Backlash: Immigration, Race and American Politics (with Zoltan Hajnal, 2015).
A Lecture on Lifeline Infrastructure and Community Resilience as part of the Le Val Lund Award.
Featuring Yumei Wang P.E., Resilience Engineer at Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries; and Mike Harryman, State Resilience Officer for Oregon.
Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics; cosponsored by Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup and UO Safety and Risk Services. Part of the Wayne Morse Center's 2019-21 theme, Science, Policy, and the Public.
Featuring Jane Junn, University of Southern California.
Jane Junn is the USC Associates Chair in Social Sciences and Professor in
the Department of Political Science and the Department of Gender and
Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California. She is an expert
on voting, political participation, public opinion, Asian American politics,
gender and politics, racial and ethnic identity, and the politics of
immigration in the United States. She is the author of five books, including
The Politics of Belonging: Race, Immigration, and Public Opinion (winner
of the Ralph Bunche best book award from the American Political Science
Association) and Education and Democratic Citizenship in America (winner of
the Woodrow Wilson Foundation best book award from the APSA). Her scholarly research on the intersection of gender, race, and voting has been widely cited by journalists and political commentators in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Her latest book in progress
is Women Voters: Race, Gender, and Dynamism in U.S. Presidential
Junn has served as president of the Western Political Science Association,
vice president of the American Political Science Association, as well as
president of the Race, Ethnicity and Politics organized section of the APSA.
She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and the recipient of an Outstanding
Teacher Award from Columbia University Teachers College.
Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center as part of its Democratic Governance Speaker Series.