Rice University experts available to discuss what’s next for the US following election

David Ruth

Amy Hodges

HOUSTON — (Nov. 7, 2012) — Now that President Barack Obama has been elected to a second term as commander in chief, Rice University experts are available to discuss what’s in store for the country over the next four years.

Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, can discuss the American presidency, political parties, debates, public opinion polls, electoral politics and candidates’ positions on the various issues.

John Diamond, an economist and the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute, can discuss federal tax and expenditure policy and its implications.

Mark Jones, professor and chair of political science and a fellow at the Baker Institute, can comment on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the presidential race as well as on local news angles, including Texas’ role in the presidential race.

Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and a fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute, can discuss public opinion polls, voting behavior, electoral politics and public policy.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6327 or david@rice.edu.


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Related materials:

Paul Brace bio: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pbrace/

John Diamond bio: http://www.bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/jdiamond/?searchterm=diamond

Mark Jones bio: http://www.bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/mjones

Bob Stein bio: http://www.bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/rstein/?searchterm=Robert%20Stein

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