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Theda Skocpol

Theda SkocpolTheda Skocpol, professor of government and sociology at Harvard University, will be at UT on Thursday, November 1, to talk about the post-election future of healthcare reform.

The event is part of the Third Annual Anne Mayhew Distinguished Honors Lecture Series, presented by the Chancellor’s Honors Program. It begins at 6:00 p.m. in Toyota Auditorium in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and will be preceded by a 5:00 p.m. reception. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public.

Skocpol is best known for her “state autonomy theory,” which asserts that state bureaucracies can operate independently, political parties are more important than government itself, and class dominance plays a lead role in American politics. Skocpol’s work won her the prestigious Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science in 2007.

The lecture series recognizes noted economic historian Anne Mayhew, who served at UT as chair of the Department of Economics, dean of the Graduate School, and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

For more information about the Chancellor’s Honors Program, visit the website.

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