The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa News Services Home News Releases UI in the News Subscribe to UI News Contact Us

University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 11, 2004

Visiting Scholar To Speak On Trust Feb. 19 at UI

The success or failure of a political transition depends largely on trust. Such transitions bring changes to institutions, organizations, social networks and even personal relationships, and trust is a key element in helping people adjust to those changes. Margaret Levi, the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington-Seattle, will consider how trust is maintained or rebuilt during a political transition when she speaks on "Trust in Transition," from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in Shambaugh Auditorium, Main Library.

Levi is visiting the University of Iowa as an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor sponsored by the departments of political science, anthropology, history and sociology, all in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as UI International Programs.

Levi's faculty appointment at the University of Washington is in the department of political science. She also directs the university's Center for Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States (CHAOS). She holds a doctorate from Harvard University. Levi became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2002. She was awarded the S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award in 2001. Currently she is President-Elect of the American Political Science Association.

The author of numerous scholarly publications, Levi has written three books, "Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism," "Of Rule and Revenue" and "Bureaucratic Insurgency: The Case of Police Unions." Her research encompasses a range of issues having to do with labor unions and with global justice campaigns. She also continues to write on issues concerning the analytic narrative approach to the study of complex historical and comparative processes.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI department of political science at 319-335-2358.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011,