‘A Look at the 2012 Presidential Election’ at next session of IRP

At the Jan. 19 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP), Jeffrey Stonecash, a professor of political science at the Maxwell School, will provide his perspective on the 2012 election and the alternative realities of Democrats and Republicans.

Stonecash received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. His specialty is American political parties and electoral behavior.

He is the author/contributor of several books and articles, including “Counter Realignment: Political Change in the Northeast” (with Howard L. Reiter: Cambridge, 2011); “New Directions in Party Politics, Editor” (Routledge, 2010); and “The Dynamics of the American Party System” (with Mark D. Brewer: Cambridge, 2009).

Stonecash’s research projects include: Party Pursuits and Connecting Presidential-House Elections, 1900-2008; The Battle Over Personal Responsibility and Political Polarization; Legislative Careers and Realignment; and The Role of Class in American Politics.

The IRP program runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and is free and open to the public. IRP sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville.