COS speaker delves into midterm madness

Andrew Busch, author of American politics to speak on Nov. 1

@TheSunGazette

VISALIA – Citizens throughout Visalia and the country are about to cast their ballot in the midterm elections next week. That is why there is no time like the present for the College of the Sequoias to introduce renowned author of American midterm elections Andrew E. Busch as their next Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP).

Tomorrow night, Thursday, Nov 1 at 7 p.m. the public is welcome to listen in at the Ponderosa Lecture Hall. Both the lecture and parking is free during the event.

Busch is Crown Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, where he teaches courses on American politics and government.

He is the author or co-author of more than two dozen scholarly chapters and articles as well as more than a dozen books, including Horses in Midstream: U.S. Midterm Elections and Their Consequences, 1894-1998; Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom; The Front­Loading Problem in Presidential Nominations; The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America’s Founding Document; Truman’s Triumphs: The 1948 Election and the Making of Postwar America; and Defying the Odds: The 2016 Elections and American Politics.

Busch served as Associate Dean of the Faculty at CMC from 2006- 2009 and in 2009-2010 was Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

He is currently Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at CMC and Chair of the CMC Government Department. He also taught in the Political Science Department at the University of Denver from 1992-2004 and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine in 2007. Busch received his B.A. from the University of Colorado and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

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