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Release: Sept. 13, 2001
UI to host seminar on legislative research Sept. 20-26
A group of German and American legislative scholars
will gather at the University of Iowa Sept. 20-26 for a series of research
seminars about the differences between legislative research in Germany and
the United States. The seminar is being organized by Gerhard Loewenberg and
Peverill Squire, political science professors in the UI College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
The seminar series is part of an ongoing exchange
between the Technical University of Dresden and the UI, both of which are
centers of comparative legislative research, Loewenberg said. Papers will
deal with the German Bundestag, the state legislature of Saxony, the European
parliament, the French National Assembly, the Canadian Senate, U.S. state
legislatures, and the U.S. Congress.
Participants include UI political science professors
Cary Covington, Douglas Dion, and Charles Shipan, as well as a number of UI
graduate students in political science. Joining them will be Professor Werner
Patzelt and seven junior faculty and graduate students from the Technical
University of Dresden and three leading U.S. specialists in the field of legislative
research--John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska, John Huber of Columbia
University, and D. Roderick Kiewiet of the California Institute of Technology.
The seminar series is made possible by grants from
the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Office of the Vice President
for Research and UI International Programs.