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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 →

Fall 2009: Campaigns and Elections Speaker Series

Monday, September 21, 2009: Jack Nagel, University of Pennsylvania “The US Electoral College and the Probability of Disputable Outcomes under Direct and Indirect Elections” Wednesday, October 7, 2009: Richard Valelly, Swarthmore College “Why the Reed Rules?: The Post-Reconstruction South, Republican Party-Building, and Congressional Development” Monday, October 26, 2009: Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University “Gender and Election to the State.. read more →

Temple’s Pennsylvania Capital Semester, Fall 2009

Temple’s PA Capital Semester students met with Governor Rendell to discuss their internship experiences on November 18, 2009, following the Governor’s press conference. In the Temple News: A capital idea: New internship program connects Temple, Harrisburg read more →

Spring 2009: Campaigns and Elections Speaker Series

Thursday, May 7, 2009: James Campbell, University at Buffalo “Re-evaluating the Theory of Surge and Decline: Seat Change Requires Competition” Monday, April 13, 2009: Paul Brace, Rice University “Judges, Litigants and the Design of the Courts” [paper] Monday, March 30, 2009: John Lapinski, University of Pennsylvania “Lawmaking and Policy Substance” Monday, March 16, 2009: Jeff Cohen, Fordham University “The.. read more →

The Temple Poll- October 30, 2008

Download: Principle of Divided Government Popular in Pennsylvania, But Potential Impact Limited. read more →

30 Oct 2008