Back to MAIN site
 
Robert Shapiro
Robert Shapiro
Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Fighting Over Capitol Hill: No Way Out?
Fighting Over Capitol Hill: No Way Out?
Why are the Democratic and Republic Party in constant conflict? Is it immobilizing the United States, and paralyzing our government? For over a decade these two political organizations have been struggling for dominance, in many cases twisting each others' arms in order to achieve it. In this talk, Shapiro will shed light on this antagonistic state between Republicans and Democrats, and what kind of changes in American politics could provide a way out of this political rivalry that has been splintering the Nation for so many years.
Cafe Lalo
201 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024, USA
Bio
Robert Y. Shapiro is an accomplished professor and author, and is the former chair of the Political Science Department at Columbia. He has received numerous awards and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the co-author of over four books, and his most recent book is Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion (University of Chicago Press, 2011). He served for many years as editor of Public Opinion Quarterly's "The Polls--Trends" section, and is currently chair of the journal's Advisory Committee. He also serves on the editorial boards of Political Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Critical Review, and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.