Matthew Beckmann, UCI political science assistant professor, studies how presidents push their policy proposals in Congress and the consequences of partisan polarization in Washington - an especially timely topic given the current national debate over healthcare. So how's President Obama faring with his agenda? Beckmann will offer insights - and a glimpse of the White House action - at the University Club Forum when he speaks on "Grading President Obama's First Year." Does Beckmann grade on a curve? Find out!  
November 18, 2009  
Lunch begins at 11:15 a.m.  
UCI University Club  
Cost: $11.50 for UClub members, $13.30 for non-members  
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