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Faculty Speaker Reception with Prof. Adam Seth Levine '04
November 1, 2013

Cornellians and guests enjoyed a dinner and lecture with Adam Seth Levine '03, Assistant Professor in the Department of Government.

The reception was held at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank. Over the past generation the foundation of economic security for many American families has crumbled, and Americans have taken note. Yet, curiously, there has been very little large-scale political pressure to stem the tide. Why would that be? In this talk Professor Levine identified and discussed several possible reasons.

Professor Levine received a Bachelor's degree from Cornell in 2003 and then completed a joint Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in Applied Economics at the University of Michigan in 2010. He spent one year as a Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University from 2010-2011 and then joined the Cornell faculty in 2011. The work he will be presenting comes from a book manuscript currently under review that is based on his dissertation, which won the 2011 E. E. Schattschneider Prize. This prize -- for the best dissertation in the study of American government -- is the highest dissertation award in his field and is given annually by the American Political Science Association.