William Galston to Deliver 'Conservatism and Progressivism' Lecure at UH

Brookings Institution Fellow, Ex-Clinton Adviser to Speak at Honors College Feb. 9

William Galston constributed his insights on domestic policy to President Bill Clinton’s administration and lent his talents to the presidential campaigns of Al Gore and Walter Mondale. Soon, Houstonians will have the opportunity to hear from the political theorist and former policy adviser during the third installment of the University of Houston’s “Conservatism and Progressivism in America” lecture series.

Galston will present “Does American Progressivism Have a Future?” at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 9 in the Honors College Commons (second floor of UH’s M.D. Anderson Library). This lecture is free and open to the public.

Galston is the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as deputy assistant for domestic policy to President Clinton. Galston also is the former Saul I. Stern Professor of Civic Engagement and Dean at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He is a former faculty member for the University of Texas at Austin’s department of government and a founding board member for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

Galston has authored eight books including 2005’s “Public Matters: Politics, Policy and Religion in the 21st Century.” He’s also written more than 100 articles addressing questions of political and moral philosophy.

The “Conservatism and Progressivism in America” lecture series is sponsored by the Honors College’s Phronesis Politics and Ethics program. To learn more about “Conservatism and Progressivism in America,” visit  http://TheHonorsCollege.com/conservatismandprogressivism or contact UH political science professor and organizer of the series Jeffrey Church at jchurch@uh.edu or 713-743-3914.


WHAT: William Galston - "Does American Progressivism Have a Future?"
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Feb. 9

Honors College Commons
UH M.D. Anderson Library, Level 2
Entrance 1 off Calhoun Road

WHO: UH Honors College