Just a reminder that a research luncheon featuring Dr. Frederick Boehmke will be held on Friday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Oldfather 538. A graduate student meeting with the visiting scholar will take place later in the day at 4:00 p.m. in Oldfather 516.
Lunch will be provided by the department.
Attendees are urged to celebrate the arrival of spring, the end of comps/taxes and a bright new era in scientific research by heading downtown following the meeting for a graduate student social. I trust that Jake will fill us in on the details prior to Friday night.
Dr. Boehmke is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. His general research agenda is focused on the effect of direct democracy on interest groups as well as the development and testing of empirical and formal models of political phenomena. Some of his current research projects investigate the effect of direct legislation opportunities on interest group activities, the effect of gaming revenues on Indian nations political behavior, issues of selection in political science research, and venue choice by interest groups.