Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes presented the fourth Holden Lecture, “Being President: Barack Hussein Obama and Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution.” She is the President’s Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Africana Studies and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Her research examines the impact of racial, ethnic and gender politics on public policy and civil society institutions. An exemplar of this work is Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory. She has served as president of the American Political Science Association as well as a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and Brookings Institution Guest Scholar.
2011: Henry Brady
“Class, Race, and Political Polarization in America”
2010: Dianne Pinderhughes
“Being President: Barack Hussein Obama and Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution”
2009: Glenn Loury
“Barack Obama and the Future of the Black Prophetic Tradition”
2008: Theda Skocpol
“What A Mighty Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for Racial Equality”
2007: Ira Katznelson
“The Southern Cage: Reflections on the New Deal, the Jim Crow South, and the Origins of Our Times”
Holden Reading Room
Nearly 4,000 volumes donated by Prof. Matthew Holden, Jr. and Mrs. Dorothy Holden comprise the non-circulating collection. Its strengths are in public policy, philosophy and trans-Atlantic history. The room may be reserved for meetings, seminars and roundtables.