The GC’s Political Science Department is co-sponsoring a two-day conference that will bring together academic experts, civic activists, and policymakers to discuss the role of money in U.S. politics.
The conference, “Purchasing Power? The Next Generation of Research on Money and Politics,” will be held on June 15 at the Open Society Foundation and June 16 at the Ford Foundation in New York. The GC’s conference partners include the Scholars Strategy Network and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.
Several Graduate Center professors will take part in the conference, including co-organizer Professor Heath Brown (GC/John Jay, Criminal Justice), Michael Javen Fortner (Murphy Institute/GC, Political Science), and Distinguished Professor Ruth Milkman (Sociology).
“I think of the June conference as the warmup to the stellar series on the 2016 campaign we are organizing in our Program for the fall,” said Professor Alyson Cole, Executive Officer of the MA and Ph.D. Program in Political Science. “There will be much talk about the elections, but our department will bring together diverse voices on the 2016 election and the state of American politics generally that can only be found in NYC and at CUNY’s GC.”