How did political studies begin and grow at ISR?

May 7, 2024

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected])

ANN ARBOR — Political studies have a long and storied history at ISR. The correct prediction of the 1948 outcome in which Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas Dewey, despite many popular opinions to the contrary at the time, was a seminal moment in that research. Since then, political studies have been at the core of ISR’s identity, and Warren Miller, the former director of the Center for Political Studies, was a crucial part of that identity.

In the late 90s, Miller spoke with a historian as a part of an oral history compiled for ISR’s 50th anniversary. On this episode of The Abstract, we’re thrilled to share a part of that interview as Miller explores his early role at ISR and the growth of the Institute throughout the years.

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