Dr. Larry Jacobs, a nationally renowned expert on political representation, will speak on “The Paradox of Polling: An Aid to Deliberation and Democratic Responsiveness or A Tool for Manipulation?”, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, starting at 7 p.m. in 112 Kern Building, on Penn State’s University Park campus. He will offer insight on the disconnect between politicians and the public on effective policies. A reception will follow at the Nittany Lion Inn. He is the Mondale Chair for Political Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at University of Minnesota.
Professor Jacobs has co-written 12 books including "Reaching for the New Deal: President Obama's Agenda and the Dynamics of U.S. Politics."
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