Lecture set on U.S. electoral reform, March 13
Posted March 8, 2002; 02:42 p.m.
A lecture on "Electoral Reform for a Changing America" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall. Robert Richie, executive director of the Center for Voting and Democracy, will give the address, which is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .
The Center for Voting and Democracy is a nonprofit organization that researches and advocates election reforms that promote voter turnout, accountable governance and fair representation. Richie has served as the director of the center since its founding in 1992. He has worked closely with local, national and international government officials on various aspects of electoral reform.
The lecture is offered in conjunction with an undergraduate task force seminar at the Woodrow Wilson School on "Designing American Electoral Reform." The task force, taught by Assistant Professor Joshua Tucker, focuses on proposing reforms to U.S. electoral laws and hopes to take a nonpartisan, unified approach to the subject by considering multiple aspects of electoral reform in an atmosphere free from partisan pressures.
Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601