Thomas Mann Speaks as Part of the Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series

Thomas Mann will present on behalf of the Pitt Family Foundation's speaker series for 2021-22. Please register here for access to Zoom link and other relevant information: About Thomas Mann Thomas E. Mann is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He held the W. Averell Harriman Chair at Brookings between 1991 and 2014 and was Director of Governmental Studies between 1987 and 1999. Before that, Mann was executive director of the American Political Science Association. Mann has taught at UC Berkeley, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Virginia and American University; conducted polls for congressional candidates; worked as a consultant to IBM and the Public Broadcasting Service; chaired the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies; and served as an expert witness in the constitutional defense of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. He has lectured in the United States and abroad on American politics and public policy and contributed frequently to newspapers, blogs, and television and radio programs on politics and governance. In 2006, Mann and Norman Ornstein published The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track(Oxford University Press). Their next book, a New York Times bestseller entitled It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, was published by Basic Books in the spring of 2012. New expanded paper editions were released in 2013 and 2016. In 2017, Mann collaborated with E.J. Dionne, Jr. and Norman Ornstein in writing One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported. It was published by St. Martin's Press and also became a New York Times bestseller. About the Participatory Democracy Initiative The Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series is a part of the Participatory Democracy Initiative at the University of Arizona. The Participatory Democracy Initiative is an interdisciplinary and community-engaged program of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, the School of Government & Public Policy, and the School of Journalism. The series seeks to enhance the understanding of democracy and civic participation of everyday citizens about the challenges and complexities of our current political landscape.


February 23, 2022 5:30pm to 6:45pm


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