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Political Analyst to Lecture on Impeachment, the Future of American Politics

Story posted February 15, 1999

Feb. 10, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Noted Washington political scholar Thomas E. Mann will deliver a lecture titled , "The Impeachment of Bill Clinton and the Future of American Politics," at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Daggett Lounge, Wentworth Dining Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture is sponsored by the Government Department through the John C. Donovan Memorial Lectureship.

Mann is the Director of the Governmental Studies Program and the W. Averell Harriman Senior Fellow in American Governance at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He is a prolific author, and keen observer and analyst of American politics. Mann has made frequent appearances on the Lehrer NewsHour as well as other news programs, and is widely quoted in the national press.

Mann's published works include "Unsafe at Any Margin: Interpreting Congressional Elections"; "Vital Statistics on Congress"; "The New Congress: The American Elections of 1982"; "A Question of Balance: The President, the Congress and Foreign Policy"; "Media Polls in American Politics"; "Renewing Congress"; "Congress, the Press, and the Public"; "Intensive Care: How Congress Shapes Health Policy"; and "Campaign Finance Reform: A Sourcebook." He has also written numerous scholarly articles and opinion pieces on various aspects of American politics, including elections, political parties, Congress, the presidency and public policymaking.

Mann has taught courses at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia; conducted political polls for the Democratic Study Group Campaign Fund; served on the Democratic National Committee's Winograd and Hunt Commissions dealing with presidential selection; worked as a consultant to IBM and the Public Broadcasting Service; and chaired the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies. He lectures frequently in the United States and abroad on American politics and public policy.

Mann also has been an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and Executive Director of the American Political Science Association.

He currently is working on projects dealing with campaign finance reform, the Independent Counsel statute, and transitions from campaigning to governing.

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