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Talk set on Democrats, religion, Feb. 13

"Are Democrats Really 'Anti-Religious?'" is the topic of a lecture by Richard Parker, a lecturer in public policy at Harvard University, set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Parker, a University of Oxford-trained economist, has written extensively on economics and public policy. He was co-founder of Mother Jones magazine and has served as a consultant to several Democratic U.S. senators and as an economist for the United Nations Development Program.

Parker currently is a lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a senior fellow of its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

Parker's most recent book, "John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics" is the first authorized biography of the famed economist. Parker also wrote "The Myth of the Middle Class" and "Mixed Signals: The Future of Global Television News."

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion as part of the "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series.

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