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Benjamin Highton

Date: February 10, 2005 Location: Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Information, Public Discourse, and the Evolution of Health Care Opinion

Benjamin Highton, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Davis

Thursday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.

Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber

Professor Highton’s current interests include voting behavior, public opinion, Congress, and methodology. Some of his more recent publications include “Policy Voting in Senate Elections: The Case of Abortion”, published in June 2004 in Political Behavior, “New Perspectives on Latino Voter Turnout in the United States,” published in May 2002 in American Politics Research, and “Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich and the 1998 House Elections,” published in Spring 2002 in Public Opinion Quarterly. Highton’s scholarship focuses on public opinion, voter turnout, racial politics, and the American electoral process. He is currently researching how registration laws affect the turnout of Black and Latino voters with the aid of a Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation grant.

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