Three Exciting Talks this week

Please join us this week for three exciting talks:

Mon, Oct 24, 5:30 p.m. – Professor Tom Ferguson on “Money and Politics.” Tom Ferguson teaches Political Science at UMass Boston and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. His books include Golden Rule and Right Turn. Most of his research focuses on how economics and politics affect institutions and vice versa. He is a longtime Contributing Editor to The Nation and writes frequently for the Huffington Post and other blogs.
Wed, Oct 26, 6:00 PM- Prof. Chad Montrie on “A People’s History of the Environmental Movement in the United States.”  Prof. Montrie teaches History at UMass Lowell. The talk will be based on his new book of the same title.
Thurs, Oct 27, 5:00 p.m. – Prof. Luis Jimenez on “The Perils of American Democracy: The Institutional Basis Behind our ‘Broken Politics’.” Prof. Jiminez teaches Political Science at UMass Boston.  He has also taught at Mt. Holyoke College, where he was a widely-acclaimed and very popular professor.  His work looks at the political impact that migrants have in their country of origin and the consequences of this for democracy.
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  1. For those of you interesting in reading more of Thomas Ferguson’s work, here is the recent article which he mentioned a couple of times during his talk:
    http://www.washingtonspectator.org/articles/20111015postedprices.cfm
    For more on his work, you may be interested in the Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems (http://www.powells.com/biblio?isbn=9780226243177) or the documentary which it inspired: http://goldenruledocumentary.blogspot.com/.

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