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Religion and the US Presidency

Mark Rozell

Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Religion and the US Presidency

Scholars have long neglected the role of religion to understanding the character and the decisions of many U.S. presidents. And although there is much discussion and analysis now of the “faith factor” in politics, most of that focus in recent years has been on the mobilization of religious-motivated citizens in elections and lobbying government. This presentation will focus first on the neglected area of religion and the presidency, while also addressing the better-known topic of how faith is playing a key role in the 2012 election to that office.

Mark J. Rozell is professor of public policy at George Mason University in Virginia. He is the author of nine books and editor of twenty additional books on various topics in U.S. government and politics. Many of his studies focus on the intersection of religion and U.S. politics.  His latest publication in that area is “Religion and the American Presidency” (2nd edition, 2012). He contributes columns often to such sources as Politico and Roll Call and he is a frequently quoted commentator on U.S. politics. He has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)
C&E Hall
Robert Peckyno
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion