Monday Speaker Series
All events are held in Russell Center from 7 to 8 pm.
September 16, Constitution Day
Evan Low, Mayor of the City of Campbell
Evan Low was made history in 2006 by becoming the first Asian-American, openly gay and youngest person ever elected to Campbell’s City Council. This year, he made history again by becoming the youngest Asian-American Mayor in the Country. He has a B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State University and is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Dr. James Everitt, Principal of Sacred Heart Preparatory
James Everitt is currently the Principal at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, California, and also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco. His favorite work at Sacred Heart has been the establishment of the Office of Equity, Justice and Multicultural Education and the Sophie’s Scholars program—both providing access to excellent secondary and college education for first generation students. James’s dissertation research focused on the experiences of Catholic gay and lesbian Catholic secondary school teachers and the ways in which multiple identities impacts their careers in Catholic education.
Dr. James Lance Taylor, University of San Francisco
Dr. James Lance Taylor is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco. He is author of Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama (2012) and co-editor of the new volume, Something’s In the Air: Race, Crime, and the Legalization of Marijuana (2013). His other research projects include a book about the Peoples Temple movement and African American political history, and the Post-Civil Rights era African American Church.
"A Collage Centennial"
Artists' panel discussion
Dr. Michele Landis Dauber, Stanford Law School
A law professor and a sociologist, Dr. Michele Landis Dauber studies the relationship between welfare programs and disaster relief programs in the formation of the modern American welfare state. She has focused her scholarship on aspects of the history of the New Deal and the fate of the legal doctrines and policies it created. She has also written about abortion clinic conflict, social security privatization, affirmative action, and the early history of administrative law during the War of 1812. She is author, most recently, of The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State (2013).
Dr. Kurt Cline, California State University, Fresno
Dr. Kurt Cline is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fresno State, and Director of the CSUF Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. He studies both intergovernmental relations and environmental policy, such as hazardous waste policy, management of Superfund sites, and the use of public lands. His most recent work focuses on intergovernmental management of environmental policy and the design of air quality policy in California’s Central Valley.
Dr. Dara Z. Strolovitch, Stanford & Princeton
Dr. Dara Z. Strolovitch is Associate Professor of Political Science at Princeton University and a Visiting Faculty Fellow for 2013-14 at Stanford. She studies interest groups and social movements, political representation, the causes and consequences of American political inequalities, and the intersecting politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics (2007). Her current book project, When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People, focuses on the ways in which seemingly episodic shocks intersect with structural inequalities to shape the constructions of, political opportunities available to, and policy changes affecting marginalized groups.