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Explore the policy implications of California’s fall elections

On Sept. 28, the UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) kicks off its fall speaker series with “The Policy Implications of the Fall Elections.” The event will provide context on upcoming California elections by drawing important comparisons between California and other states, as well as positioning contemporary Californian politics with those of the state’s past.

Featured speakers from the UC Davis Political Science Department

Ben Highton

Professor and Department Chair Ben Highton, Ph.D. studies American politics with a research focus on mass public opinion and political behavior. Along with these topics, he teaches election law, research methods and quantitative analysis. Before coming to Davis in 1999, Professor Highton was an American political science association congressional fellow and worked in the U.S. Senate, where he specialized in education ​and welfare policy.

Erik Engstrom

Professor Erik J. Engstrom, Ph.D. specializes in the study of the U.S. Congress, political parties and American political development. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, and his articles have been published in leading political science journals, including the American Political Science Review and American Journal of Political Science. Professor Engstrom served as department chair from 2017 to 2021. Prior to joining UC Davis in 2008, he served as a faculty member for five years at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Join us

What: UCCS: The Policy Implications of the Fall Elections
When: Sept. 28, 12 – 1 p.m. PT
Registration: Register online here 

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About the UCCS

The UCCS advances the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service with an integrated program to train future state leaders, address challenging public-policy issues confronted by the nation and state, and carry out the university’s mandate to assist state government. It educates California’s future leaders in the craft of politics and policymaking, while making the expertise of the faculty of the nation’s leading university available to decision-makers in the legislative and executive branches of government.

Check out all upcoming events in the UC Center Sacramento Speaker Series.


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