John Geer: “Polarization and Public Opinion”by Norma Clippard Jan. 19, 2012, 10:34 AM
Watch video of John Geer, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.”
The Jan. 18 class, “Polarization and Public Opinion,” focuses on the controversy of whether the American public is really polarized or is it just reflecting the polarized choices provided by polarized political elites.
The class is part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt. The non-credit classes are intended for older adults who want to pursue lifelong learning with the stimulus of lectures and discussions in an informal and relaxed environment.