Political science professor to discuss presidential election
Rockland — Professor Ross K. Baker, a member of the Political Science Department of Rutgers University and a member of the Board of Contributors of USA Today, will speak about the upcoming U.S. presidential election on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. This non-partisan event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a question and answer session.
A nationally recognized authority on the U.S. Congress, Baker was a research associate at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. before joining the Rutgers faculty in 1968. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Baker is regularly featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and is a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. His commentaries have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer.
On successive sabbatical leaves starting in 1975, Baker served on the staffs of Sens. Walter Mondale, Birch Bayh and Frank Church; as a consultant to the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982-83; and as a senior adviser to Sen. Chuck Hagel in 2000 (R-Neb.) and Patrick Leahy in 2004 (D-Vt.). Most recently (2008 and 2012), Baker was scholar-in-residence in the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). In 1992, Baker was a Fulbright Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm. His books include “The Afro-American” (Van Nostrand, 1970), “Friend and Foe in the U.S. Senate” (The Free Press, 1980, and Copley, 1999), “The New Fat Cats” (Priority Press, 1989), and “House and Senate” (W.W. Norton, 1989, 1995 and 2000). He also co-authored “American Government” (1983 and 1987).
For more information call Adas Yoshuron Synagogue at 594-4523 or email email@example.com.