The Penn Science Café Presents: Race and the Presidential Election

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604October 3, 2008


Dr. Rogers Smith, professor of political science and chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism, will discuss the 2008 presidential election and the role race plays in American politics.


The Penn Science Café lecture series is free and open to the public.


La Terrasse
3432 Sansom St.


Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Menu items available for purchase


Join political scientist Rogers Smith just days before the presidential election and hear an expert's opinion on the election, the campaigns and whether the nomination of Barack Obama means that we are moving to a "post-racial" era in American politics.

Dr. Smith's research centers on American political thought and modern legal and political theory, with special interests in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender. He is currently working on a book-length study with an Oxford colleague on "racial orders" in American politics.