The Fairfield League of Women Voters presents an expert’s look into Connecticut’s unique world of politics, Wednesday, April 2, starting at 7:00, in the Shine Auditorium, Sacred Heart University. Dr. Gary L. Rose, Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics at SHU, will delve into the Connecticut mystique of campaigns and governance: Are we mavericks or simply a mess? It’s a question that will play as we wend towards November’s elections.
Dr. Rose, most recently the author of “No Holds Barred: The 2012 Connecticut Senate Race,” will examine Connecticut’s porous politics; intra-party warfare; the Lieberman legacy, spending levels and attack ads; the role of outside money and endorsements; strategies for mobilizing voters; the health of Connecticut's two party system; and the future of Connecticut politics.
Dr. Rose’s teaching and research interests include American politics, American presidency, presidential elections, constitutional law, state and local government, and political parties. A Sacred Heart faculty member since 1982, he is also a frequent and widely quoted political commentator, providing analysis for local, state, and national media.
In 2011, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education dubbed him “The Connecticut Professor of the Year.” And student reviewers of his SHU classes call him “an awesome professor…passionate about political science” and “the man.”
The League of Women Voters of Fairfield is an affiliate of the LWV of Connecticut and the LWV of the US. The LWV neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate. For more information, visit http://fairfield.lwvconnecticut.org.