This program took place on Friday, November 02, 2018
Join Carleton Connects for an interactive talk with Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, on the upcoming midterm elections. An expert in American politics, Schier will share his insight on the national situation and the prospects for the next two years and beyond. Schier, who came to Carleton in 1981, retired from teaching in 2016. He is the recent co-author of The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office.
About the Speaker
Professor Schier completed his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His interests are primarily in American politics, including interest groups, elections, Congress, the presidency, and political parties. He is the author of several books, including By Invitation Only: The Rise of Exclusive Politics in the United States (2000), You Call This an Election? America’s Peculiar Democracy (2003), and Panorama of a Presidency: How George W. Bush Acquired and Spent his Political Capital (2009). He edited The Postmodern Presidency: Bill Clinton’s Legacy in American Politics (2000), High Risk and Big Ambition: The Early Presidency of George W. Bush (2004), and Transforming America: Barack Obama in the White House (2011); he also coedited of The American Elections of 2008 (2009), American Government and Popular Discontent: Stability Without Success (2012, coauthored with Todd Eberly), and The American Elections of 2012 (2013). In 2014 Professor Schier was appointed a Fulbright Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden. He can be heard on the air as a political analyst for KSTP in Minneapolis. At Carleton he taught courses in American politics and methodology.
To learn more about Professor Schier, visit his profile here.