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Media Advisory

Journalists and academics to assess Bush presidency

06 April 2006

ATTENTION: Political writers and editors

Contact: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations
(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

"Second-Term Troubles: President Bush Struggles with War, Natural Disasters, and Politics," an assessment by leading journalists and academics of the Bush presidency during the Annual Review of the American Presidency. This panel discussion is held by the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Panelists will assess the last 12 months of the presidency, including the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, Bush's appointment of two U.S. Supreme Court justices, increased criticism regarding the war in Iraq, and the earliest signs of Republican jockeying to succeed the president.

The panel also will discuss the future of the Bush presidency. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 10, 7 to 9 p.m.

155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

Panelists will include:

  • Michael Barone, senior writer at U.S. News and World Report and the author of the book "Hard America, Soft America"
  • Nelson W. Polsby, UC Berkeley professor of political science and author of "Presidential Elections"
  • Janet Hook, staff writer at the Washington, D.C., bureau of The Los Angeles Times
  • Michael Kinsley, columnist, The Washington Post