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What’s Next for California? November’s Lessons for Policy Paths and Constitution

Event Start DateFriday, December 3, 2010
Institute for Peace & Justice Theater
Event Start Time6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thad Kousser, associate professor of the Department of Political Science at University of California, San Diego will give a talk on "What’s Next for California? November’s Lessons for Policy Paths and Constitutional Change."

Thad Kousser is an associate professor of political science at UC San Diego and the director of the California Constitutional Reform Project at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West. His publications include work on term limits, the initiative process, historical state legislatures, the powers of political parties, voting by mail, reapportionment, campaign finance laws, the blanket primary, health care policy, and European Parliament elections. He is the author of Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism, a co-author of Adapting to Term Limits: Recent Experiences and New Directions, a co-editor of The New Political Geography of California, and a co-author of The Logic of American Politics, 4th Edition. He is a recipient of the UC San Diego Academic Senate’s Distinguished Teaching Award, serves as co-editor of the "Journal State Politics and Policy Quarterly," and has worked as a staff assistant in the California, New Mexico, and United States Senates.

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