2011 Miller Converse Lecture

M. Kent Jennings greets Anne BarnesU-M emeritus professor M. Kent Jennings, now a professor of political science at the University of California-Santa Barbara, greets Anne Barnes, the wife of long-time Michigan colleague and an emeritus professor Samuel H. Barnes, background, on Thursday, April 7, at a reception preceding the 2011 Miller Converse Lecture at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR).

The lecture, a panel discussion on public opinion and political action moderated by Nancy Burns, director of the ISR Center for Political Studies, attracted political science faculty and alumni from around the country (see photos below).  It was part of the Centennial celebration for the U-M Department of Political Science.  A series of panel discussions and a lunch at the Michigan Union preceded the Miller Converse event. All events were inspired by the Centennial celebration theme: What’s worth doing and why? For more information about Centennial events, visit http://www.isr.umich.edu/cps/centennial/index.html.

The annual Miller Converse Lecture is the University of Michigan’s preeminent lecture series on American Electoral Politics. The Series honors the legacy of Center for Political Studies (CPS) Founder Warren Miller and former CPS Director Philip Converse, who is also a former director of ISR.

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Photos by Eva Menezes

2011 Miller Converse Lecture