Learning from the Recent Past: Choosing the Next President after the Elections of 2004 and 2000
Sondra Farganis, director of the Wolfson Center for National Affairs, leads a conversation with Eyenga Bokamba, a fellow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Margaret Henoch, retired CIA analyst, and Sidney Plotkin, professor of Political Science at Vassar College.
They discuss the direction and lessons of American politics in the past two presidential elections- The New School
Eyenga Bokamba is a fellow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Sondra Farganis received a PhD from Australian National University and is a recipient of Fulbright and NEH awards. She is the director of the Wolfson Center for National Affairs and her publications include Social Reconstruction of the Feminine Character, Situating Feminism, and articles on contemporary social and political thought. Dr. Farganis has taught at CUNY, Vassar, and Hamilton.
Margaret Henoch is formerly of the Foreign Service and former chief central group Analyst for the CIA.
Sidney Plotkin is professor of Political Science at Vassar College.
Sidney Plotkin has published articles on land use policy, community, and political power, and two books,Keep Out: The Struggle for Land Use Control(California, 1987) and Private Interest, Public Spending(South End, 1994). Recently, Mr. Plotkin's scholarly focus has centered on the political and social ideas of the American radical thinker, Thorstein Veblen, publishing articles dealing with such themes as democracy, ecology and power in Veblen's work.
Mr. Plotkin teaches courses on power, democracy, public policy, and the political economy of Thorstein Veblen at Vassar College.