The John Locke Foundation
Cordially invites you to

Shaftesbury Society Luncheon

with our special guest

Dr. Andrew Taylor

- Professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at NC State University

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Monday, January 14, 2013
12:00 p.m.

The John Locke Foundation, 200 W Morgan St.,Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601

Price: $$10.00 (for lunch)

Andrew J. Taylor is professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at NC State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and teaches courses in American politics, including Introduction to American Government, the Presidency and Congress, the Legislative Process, and Public Choice and Political Institutions. He also teaches for the Distance Education program at NC State. In 1999 he won the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Poole Outstanding Teacher Award. He received NC State's Outstanding Extension Service Award in both 1999-2000 and 2003-2004. He is a native of the United Kingdom.

His research focuses on American governmental institutions. He has published in many journals including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and American Politics Research and is the author of the books, Elephant's Edge: The Republicans as a Ruling Party (Praeger, 2005), The Floor in Congressional Life (University of Michigan Press, 2012), and Congress: A Performance Appraisal (Westview Press, 2013). He is a recipient of a U.S. State Department grant and Dirksen Congressional Center research awards and, with Steve Margolis of Economics, runs the Economic, Legal, and Political Foundations of Free Societies program that is supported by a grant from the John William Pope Foundation. Taylor also provides political commentary for a number of local media outlets, especially WUNC and WRAL-5 television and WPTF-680 radio. He is a regular columnist for Carolina Journal. In 1999-2000 Taylor was the American Political Science Association's Steiger Congressional Fellow. He was chair of NC State's Department of Political Science from 2006 to 2010 and in 2012-2013 is President of the North Carolina Political Science Association.

Shaftesbury Luncheon talks are free and open to the public. An optional lunch is available for purchase at the event, or participants may brown bag a lunch if they choose.

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