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Release: Nov. 22, 2000

UI political science department honors distinguished alumnus

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David W. Brady visits the University of Iowa on Monday, Nov. 27 to be recognized as the 2000 Distinguished Alumni Fellow in the department of political science. He will give a free, public lecture, "Out of Step, Out of Office," at 3:30 p.m. in the Iowa Room (335) of the Iowa Memorial Union. A reception follows.

Brady earned his Ph.D. in 1970 from the UI department of political science. He is an expert on the U. S. Congress and policy-making and has published numerous articles and five books. His latest book, written with John Cogan and Doug Rivers, is "Revolving Gridlock: Politics and Policy from Carter to Clinton" (Westerview Press, 1999).

A Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Brady is the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Ethics in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as associate dean for the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. Brady has served as vice president of the American Political Science Association. He heads Stanford's Social Science History Project and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

"Iowa's department of political science has been fortunate to educate an impressive proportion of leading scholars in the discipline," said John Nelson, chairman of the department.
To honor their work, the department sponsors a series of presentations by recipients of the UI Ph.D. in political science. Each recipient comes to the campus for a celebration of accomplishment that includes presentation of work in progress. During the celebration, the department's faculty members provide the recipient a memento of the occasion.

The 1999 Distinguished Alumni Fellow was Frank Gilliam Jr. Gilliam spoke about the impact of local television on attitudes about race and crime. He directs the Center for Communications at Community at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he is a professor of political science.