PoliTALK Student Dinner with Profs. Shaiko and Wheelan
Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (EST)
Student PoliTALK dinner with
Profs. Ron Shaiko and Charles Wheelan
Topic: Federal Budget
January 16, 2014
Morrison Commons, Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center is hosting this student dinner with Profs. Shaiko and Wheelan. Seating is limited, so do not hesitate if you want to take advantage of this opportunity.
The student dinner immediately follows the faculty panel about the math & politics of the federal budget, "Nothing Hard about the Math; It's All about the Politics," at 4:30 pm in Rockefeller Room 003.
- Linda L. Fowler, Professor of Government, Frank J. Reagan '09 Chair in Policy Studies
- Russell Muirhead, Robert Clements Associate Professor of Democracy and Politics, Department of Government
- Ronald G. Shaiko, Senior Fellow, Associate Director of Curricular Programs, Rockefeller Center, and Research Associate Professor, Department of Government
- Charles Wheelan '88, Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Center, and Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics
Marjorie Rose, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics.
Dinner Discussion Professor Bios:
Ronald G. Shaiko is a Senior Fellow and the Associate Director for Curricular and Research Programs at The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. The 2013-2014 academic year marks his twenty-seventh year of university teaching and his thirteenth year at Dartmouth College. In November of 2007, he received the Linda '82 and Paul Gridley Faculty Fellow Award from the Dean of the College; the award recognizes exemplary faculty involvement outside of the classroom. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Shaiko was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Politics in the American Studies Center at Warsaw University in Poland during the 2000-2001 academic year. Throughout the decade of the 1990s, Shaiko taught at American University, where he founded and served as the academic director of the Lobbying Institute. During his 10 years at American, Shaiko served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993-1994 and as a Democracy Fellow at the United States Agency for International Development in 1998-1999. During his twenty-five years of teaching, he has received more than $1.3 million in grants, awards, and fellowships. Shaiko holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Ursinus College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Charles Wheelan '88 is senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center and senior lecturer in economics in the Department of Economics. He was formerly a senior lecturer in public policy at the Harris School at the University of Chicago. He has also served as a correspondent for The Economist, and written freelance articles for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Wheelan's first book, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, served as an accessible and entertaining introduction to economics and is now published in 10 languages. The Chicago Tribune described Naked Economics as "clear, concise, informative, and (gasp) witty," and was selected as one of The 100 Best Business Books of all Time by 800-CEOREAD. Wheelan’s book Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread From the Data (2013) makes statistics fun and shows how the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer any number of questions. Wheelan founded the Centrist Party in 2013 upon publication of his most recent book, The Centrist Manifesto.
When & Where
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College
The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College is a catalyst for teaching, research, and deliberation about public policy. Dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary perspective on policy-related topics, the center fosters a commitment to the ideals of public service and informed public debate exemplified by the man for which the Center is named, Nelson A. Rockefeller.
The Center inspires and energizes students to become effective leaders in their communities & to cherish and participate in democracy.
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