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Rivalry and Reform: Presidents, Social Movements, & the Transformation of American Politics

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics hosts Sidney Milkis, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, and Dan Tichenor, Wayne Morse senior faculty fellow

Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm
175 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St.


Sidney Milkis and Dan Tichenor will discuss their most recent book, Rivalry and Reform, which explores the relationships between presidents and social movements through a series of case studies, revealing the patterns that have profoundly shaped reform throughout history and into the present day.

Sidney Milkis is a professor of politics at the University of Virginia and the visiting professor of American government at Oxford University. His work examines the development of executive power, partisan politics, social movements and the relationship among these with American politics and government. Other books that Milkis has authored include Political Parties and Constitutional Government: Remaking American Democracy (1999) and Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy (2009). Milkis’s writings on American government and political history have been published in journals including PS: Political Science & Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and Political Science Quarterly.

Dan Tichenor is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science at the UO Department of Political Science and director of the Wayne Morse Center’s Program for Democratic Engagement and Governance. He has published six books and more than fifty refereed journal articles and chapters on immigration politics and policy, the American presidency, national security and civil liberties, and the influence of interest groups and social movements on representative government. Tichenor has testified and provided expert briefings to Congress on immigration reform and immigrant integration, speaks regularly to civic groups and policymakers, and has written essays for many popular publications including The Nation, The New York Times, The Utne Reader and The Atlantic.

This event is free and open to the public.



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