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Academic Lectures & Creative Writing Readings

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Taft Lecture, Political Science. Dr David W Moore: How Public Polls Undermine Democracy.

Dr. David W Moore, Senior Fellow of the Carsey Institute of the University of New Hampshire and author of The opinion Makers, gives the lecture: How Public Polls Undermine Democracy.

Lecture Date: March 4th 2010

Dr. Moores talk focuses on how mass media-sponsored public opinion polls on
issues of public policy such as health care reform and ''cap and trade legislation"
often undermine the democratic process in American politics and society.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Taft Lecture, poetry: Floriano Martins "La efigie sospechosa" (The suspicious effigy)

Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati

Lecture Date March 2, 2010

Taft Invited Professor for the department of Romance Languages of the University of Cincinnati, Floriano Martins (Fortaleza, 1957)is a poet, editor, essayist, translator, lyricist, visual artist and one of the most important researchers of surrealism and Spanish poetry in Brazil. He has published several books, which include poetry, essays, translations and collections.

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