The American Dream in the Age of President Trump

Monday, March 20, 2017 (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall (map)

Calvin C. Jillson joined the faculty of Southern Methodist University in July 1995 as professor and chair in the Department of Political Science. Dr. Jillson was  the director of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies and chaired the department from 1996 to 2001.

Professor Jillson teaches and writes in the areas of American political thought and development of American political institutions. Several recent books, Congressional Dynamics (Stanford University Press, 1994), New Perspectives on American Politics (CQ Press, 1994) and The Dynamics of American Politics (Westview Press, 1994), deal with the origins of American legislatures and with the health and performance of contemporary American politics and political institutions. He is also the co-editor (with Jim Hollifield) of Pathways to Democracy, The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (Routledge, 9th ed., 2017).  Professor Jillson’s latest books are an American government text entitled American Government: Historical Change and Institutional Development (Harcourt-Brace, 1998), and The American Dream in History, Politics, and Fiction (University of Kansas Press, 2017).

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.


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