Congressional, Presidential Scholar to Speak at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Congressional and presidential scholar Charles O. Jones, will discuss the presidential transition during a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 27, on the Washington State University campus.

Jones’ talk, “The Presidential Transition into a 50-50 Government: Gridlock or Productivity?” is set for 3:15 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 125. A reception will follow.

Jones is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a nonresident senior fellow in the governmental studies program at The Brookings Institution.

In 1998-99, he was the John M. Olin Professor of American Government at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He has also served as the Hawkins Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, the Robert Gooch Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia and the Maurice Falk Professor of Politics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jones’ book, “The Presidency in a Separated System,” received the Richard E. Neustad Prize. His other books include “Separate But Equal Branches: Congress and the Presidency” and “Clinton and Congress, 1993-1996: Risk, Restoration and Reelection.”

He has served as president of the American Political Science Association, editor of the “American Political Science Review” and chair of the Social Science Research Council’s executive committee.

Professor Jones earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and master’s degree from the University of Oxford. He also earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

The lecture is sponsored by WSU’s Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public Policy and Public Service and the Department of Political Science.