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Temple’s Pennsylvania Capital Semester, Fall 2011

The class of 2011: Jess Balick, Steve Woolf, Martie Baggett (Immaculata University), Ryan Smoker, Julie Carr, Josh Hoagland, Nicole Ridley, and Alex McNeil read more →

Presentation: The Pennsylvania General Assembly Before and After the 1968 Legislative Modernization Commission: A Brief History

Download: Presentation: The Pennsylvania General Assembly Before and After the 1968 Legislative Modernization Commission: A Brief History Presented to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Members’ Symposium Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Policy Forum read more →

28 Feb 2011

Spring 2011: Campaigns and Elections Speaker Series

Monday, February 7, 2011: Amy Lerman, Princeton University “Policing Citizenship: Political Consequences of Criminal Justice” Monday, February 21, 2011: David Redlawsk, Rutgers University “Why Iowa?” Wednesday, March 23, 2011: Gerry Mackie, UCSD and Princeton University “An Examination of the Expressive Theory of Voting” Monday, April 4, 2011: Mark Franklin, European University Institute “The Structuring Effect of Nationwide Elections for Executive Office”.. read more →

The Temple Municipal Governance Survey

Download: The Temple Municipal Governance Survey: How Pennsylvanians View Their Local Governments, including comments on the results of Allegheny County’s Deliberative Democracy Poll read more →

02 Dec 2010

Fall 2010: Campaigns and Elections Speaker Series

Monday, September 20, 2010: Mark Blumenthal, Pollster.com “Can I Trust This Poll?” Wednesday, October 13, 2010: Eric Plutzer, Pennsylvania State University “Policy Responsiveness to Public Opinion When Governance Is Shared: A Multilevel Perspective” Monday, October 25, 2010: Midterm Election Roundtable A discussion on the possible outcomes and political implications of the midterm elections with Temple political science.. read more →

Temple’s Pennsylvania Capital Semester, Fall 2010

August 31, 2010 marked the beginning of this year’s fall class of interns in Temple’s Pennsylvania Capital Semester program. Students and Capitol legislators and staff gathered in the Capitol to welcome students to Harrisburg, and offer guidance to working in state politics. The next evening, students experienced a lesson in economic development through instruction from.. read more →

Testimony delivered on PA General Assembly HB 260

Testimony delivered on PA General Assembly HB 260, proposed legislation on abolishing the PA Senate, House Democratic Policy Committee, given by IPA Director, Joseph P. McLaughlin read more →

06 Apr 2010

Thoughts on Pennsylvania Political Reforms

Thoughts on Pennsylvania Political Reforms, panel talk delivered at the 2010 Pennsylvania Political Science Association Conference by IPA Director, Joseph P. McLaughlin read more →

26 Mar 2010

IPA welcomes students and guests for a discussion on the role of the Republican Party in Philadelphia politics.

On March 23, 2010, the Institute for Public Affairs welcomed students and guests for a discussion on the current and future role of the Republican Party in Philadelphia city politics. Special guests included: Michael Meehan- Meehan is Counsel to the Republican City Committee since 1994 and leader of the Philadelphia GOP, the third generation of.. read more →

23 Mar 2010

Spring 2010: Campaigns and Elections Speaker Series

Monday, January 25, 2010: Larry Bartels, Princeton University “The Next Republican Majority” Thursday, February 18, 2010: Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania “Still a House Divided?: The Present and Future of American Racial Politics” Monday, March 1, 2010: Lee Ann Banaszak, Pennsylvania State University “Connecting Public Opinion and Social Movement Events: The Case of the U.S. Women’s Movement” Monday,.. read more →