Professor Diana Dwyre, 2009-2010 Fulbright ANU Distinguished Chair in American Political Science and Professor of Political Science at California State University-Chico will present a seminar on Elections, Money and Free Speech in the US at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.
More than $2 billion was raised and spent on the 2008 US presidential election, almost twice as much as in 2004. Yet it is not the amount of money that is most troubling. Rather, it is the sources of the money, how the money is spent, and the impact of campaign spending on representation and governance that raise more serious concerns about the current system of financing American elections. Professor Dwyre's presentation explores these issues within the larger context of free speech in America.
Professor Diana Dwyre is conducting research on Australian and U.S. elections and political finance at Australian National University in Canberra until June 2010. Professor Dwyre has written two books on U.S. campaign finance, and her research on elections and political money has been published in numerous scholarly journals and books.
WHEN: 12pm Tuesday 11 May
WHERE: Austin Lecture Theatre, Room 1.59 Arts Building, UWA - Nearest carpark 3 off Hackett Drive
COST: Free public seminar