Athens, Ga. – Larry M. Bartels, a professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University and the author of Unequal Democracy will highlight the 2009 Parthemos Lecture on Wednesday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Miller Student Learning Center, Room 348. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Bartels is the Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs and director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. In his most recent book Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Bartels takes on the political causes and policy consequences of the widening gap between the rich and the poor in America. The book has captured the attention of policymakers. Barack Obama cited the book during the 2008 presidential election, and former president Bill Clinton recently discussed the book on Fox News with Greta van Susteren.
An internationally respected scholar of political economy and public opinion, Bartels has published numerous articles on electoral politics, public opinion, the mass media, and political methodology in leading scholarly journals and a variety of edited volumes. His current research projects focus on the American electoral process, the political economy of inequality and democratic theory.
The Parthemos Lecture is sponsored by the department of political science in the UGA School of Public and International Affairs and is named after George Steven Parthemos, who served with great distinction as a professor and administrator at the University of Georgia from 1953 until his death in 1984.