Panel to discuss polarization in U.S. Congress April 24

Panel to discuss polarization in U.S. Congress April 24

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The UI Department of Political Science will sponsor a public forum Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Old Brick Auditorium, 26 E. Market St.

The forum, “Congress Divided, Really?!” will feature a panel of former U.S. representatives, political consultants, and campaign strategists. Panelists will address congressional polarization in an era of divided government.

Political science associate professor Cary Covington will serve as moderator. The panel will include U.S. Reps. James Leach, David Bonior, and Greg Ganske, professional media campaign manager Larry Grisolano, and political consultants Joe Gaylord and Jennifer Rossman.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the Department of Political Science in advance at 319-335-2358.


Amy Mattson, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0070


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