Race and Presidential Politics

MON, APR 28, 2003 (1:33:24)

Former democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis and Jeremy Meyer, author of Running on Race, Racial Politics in Presidential Campaigns, 1960-2000, discuss the role of race in past and future presidential elections. Paul Watanabe, co-director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, moderates.

+ BIO: Paul Watanabe

Paul Watanabe is currently director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His principal research and teaching interests are in the areas of American political behavior, ethnic group politics, Asian Americans, and American foreign policy.

He is the author of Ethnic Groups, Congress, and American Foreign Policy and principal author of A Dream Deferred: Changing Demographics, New Opportunities, and Challenges for Boston. He regularly contributes analysis and commentary to national and local television, radio, newspapers, and news magazines.

He has served on several boards of non-profit organizations including the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Political Research Associates, the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, the Harvard Community Health Plan, the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund, and the Asian American Policy Review. Paul was born in Murray, Utah, and he received his PhD in Political Science from Harvard University.

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