Brendan Nyhan, an Asst. Professor of Political Science at Dartmouth College, will give a talk this week in the Political Science department as part of the Workshop in American Politics. The talk, which is titled "Tipping the scales? Testing for political influence on public corruption prosecutions", will be held in the Spencer Room on Wednesday, March 19th, at noon. Contact Kelly for a copy of the paper.
Nyhan co-authored "All the President's Spin" in 2004, and has received considerable media attention for his work on the difficulty of correcting inaccurate beliefs about politics and science. He also serves as a political analyst for the New York Times.