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Bush presidency to be discussed at campus forum

23 April 2007

ATTENTION: Higher education and political reporters and editors

Contact: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations
(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

"The 26th Annual Presidential Symposium," at which a panel of political experts will examine how President Bush performed during the last 12 months and what the coming year likely holds for the Bush administration. The event is being sponsored by UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) and UC Berkeley Extension.

Conference participants will review the presidency in light of the 2006 elections that led to Democratic control of the U.S. Congress, as well as the public's discontent with the war in Iraq. How did those public perceptions influence the president and his performance in office? What impact will the November elections have on the president's final two years in office?

Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

Participants will include:

  • Jim Ceaser, professor of politics, University of Virginia. Ceasar's books include "Presidential Selection" (Princeton, 1979) and "Reforming the Reforms: A Critical Analysis of the Presidential Selection Process" (Ballinger, 1982).
  • Fred Greenstein, professor of politics, Princeton University. Greenstein is an expert on political psychology and its application to presidential leadership. He has authored or edited eight books on the U. S. presidency.
  • Susan Page, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for USA Today. Page has covered six presidential elections and four White House administrations. She is the former president of the White House Correspondents' Association.
  • Jack Citrin, associate director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley. Citrin is a political science professor and an expert on political behavior and comparative government.


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