photo of political historian Julian Zelizer
Room 258, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

Can the American Congress be ethical in an age of intense partisan warfare? Dr. Julian Zelizer, Princeton University professor and CNN political analyst, will take up the topic of ethics in Congress in a lecture hosted on Thursday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Special Collections Building. We also invite UGA students to join us for a breakfast recap with our guest speaker the following morning (April 6) at 9:00 a.m. and a chance to chat informally with this noted political historian. The event is casual and you are welcome to stay for as little or as long as your schedule permits. Come with good questions and a good appetite!

The lecture and breakfast event are both co-sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of History, and the Applied Politics Program.     

 More About Our Speaker…

Julian E. Zelizer is the author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society (2015), Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981-1989 (2010), and On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948-2000 (2004), among other works. In addition to his scholarly articles and book chapters, Zelizer is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics. He has published over seven hundred op-eds, including his weekly column on CNN.Com. He is a regular news commentator on radio, television and in print. He has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and New America.