University of Vermont

Full Professor Lecture Oct. 16: How to Save American Elections

Elections in the U.S. are in an unhealthy state. But, what, exactly, is wrong with elections and why? And what can we do to restore to health both elections and the democracy that relies on them?

Jack Gierzynski, professor of political science, will address these questions by discussing the diagnosis and prescriptions outlined in his 2011 book, Saving American Elections: A Diagnosis and Prescription for a Healthier Democracy, in a public talk, part of the College of Arts and Science' Full Professor Lecture Series.

Free and open to the public, the lecture, "Saving American Elections," will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building.
Gierzynski has published two other books: Money Rules (Westview Press 2000) and Legislative Party Campaign Committees in the American States (University of Kentucky, 1992). He has written more than a dozen articles and book chapters on campaign finance, political parties, and elections. He is the director of the James M. Jeffords Center's Vermont Legislative Research Service. His current project is a book due out in early 2013 on the effects of the Harry Potter series on the Millennial Generation.

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