Holden Lecture


2013: James L. Hudson

2012: Ronald Davenport, Sr.

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.

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2011 Holden Lecturer – Henry Brady

Dr. Brady presented the Fifth Annual Holden Lecture, "Class, Race, and Political Polarization in America." Professor Brady has written extensively about electoral politics and political participation, social welfare policy, political polling and statistical methodology. He has coauthored Counting All the Votes: The Performance of Voting Technology in the United States and Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics and co-edited the award-winning Rethinking Social Inquiry, Handbook of Political Methodology and Capturing Campaign Effects. A past president of the American Political Science Association (2009-2010), Professor Brady also worked for the federal Office of Management and Budget.

Lecture Video

2011 Holden Lecture – Henry Brady from jsucus on Vimeo.