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Brookings Institution Political Scientist to Give Talk at Juniata College

(Posted September 7, 2004)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Thomas Mann, a political scientist with the Brookings Institution, will lecture at Juniata College on "Campaigning and Governing: The 2004 Elections and Their Aftermath" as part of the 4th annual Nyce Lecture in Politics at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Mann, the W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, is nationally known for his expertise on political polling and election politics.

His books and publications include, "Unsafe at Any Margin: Interpreting Congressional Elections," "The American Elections of 1982," "A Question of Balance: The President, the Congress and Foreign Policy," and "Media Polls in American Politics."

His current research focuses on campaign finance reform, election reform and candidates making the transition from campaigning to governing.

Mann has taught at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia and American University. He also has maintained an active career in political circles, conducting polls for the Democratic Study Group Campaign Fund and chairing the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies. He also served on the Democratic National Committee's Winogrand and Hunt Commissions, which focused on presidential selection.

He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Florida and went on to earn a master's degree and doctorate in political science at the University of Michigan.

Mann is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He also received the Frank J. Goodnow Award and the Charles E. Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association.

Before he was promoted to his current position, Mann was director of governmental studies at the institution and also served as executive director of the American Political Science Association.

The William G. and Mary A. Nyce Lectureship brings to the Juniata College community respected American and international scholars and public figures with a global perspective for the purpose of enlivening interest and broadening understanding of crucial world issues.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.