With the launch of Census 2020 and in this contentious presidential election year, Kennedy Library’s Conversations with Cal Poly Authors offers some timely food for thought. Dr. Michael Latner of Political Science will discuss his co-authored book, Gerrymandering in America: the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty. His conversational partner will be Dr. Foaad Khosmood, Forbes Professor in Computer Engineering, whose work as a Research Fellow for the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy has been pivotal for the innovative and important work of Digital Democracy. Dr. Latner’s research explores political participation, representation, and civic technology, and he combines these topics in hands-on coursework where students vie to create “optimal” online, gerrymandered maps.
The conversation between Michael and Foaad will take place on Friday March 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Kennedy Library, room 111H. Light refreshments will be served, and the audience will be invited to engage in the conversation. If you wish to explore previous events and podcasts visit Kennedy Library’s Conversations with Cal Poly Authors.