Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More Interesting Things to Attend

Studying the Political and Social Attitudes

of Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals”

Thursday, November 29, 2007 6 - 8 PM

Hunter College

West Building, Faculty/Staff Dining Room – 8th Floor

East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue

NYAAPOR hosts an evening session on new research on discrimination and the health of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals (LGB) – as well as plans for a new study of the political attitudes of LGB populations.

Kenneth Sherrill, presenter, is Professor of Political Science at Hunter College, CUNY and has been doing public opinion research for over 40 years. He has published articles journals such as Public Opinion Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Journalism Quarterly, and PS: Political Science and Politics as well as being the author of Power, Policy, and Participation (Harper and Row) and Gays and the Military (Princeton University Press). In addition, Sherrill has consulted with media on public opinion, voting, and elections since 1968.

Patrick Egan, presenter, is Assistant Professor of Politics at New York University. He specializes in public opinion, public policy, and their relationship in the context of American politics. Egan's current research focuses on how legislators exploit their parties' expertise on particular issues to take positions that are unresponsive to their constituents' opinions; how lesbians and gays acquire partisanship and political views; and how Supreme Court decisions on controversial issues affect public opinion.

Ilan Meyer, presenter, is Associate Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Deputy Chair for MPH Programs at the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. His areas of research include stress and illness in minority populations – particularly the relationship of minority status, minority identity, prejudice and discrimination and mental health outcomes in sexual minorities and the intersection of minority stressors related to sexual orientation, race/ethnicity and gender. His model of minority stress is often used in studies of health in lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGB) and his studies have been quoted as evidence in briefs to several court cases advocating for gay rights.

Murray Edelman, moderator, is a consultant with CBS News and Seton Hall University, as well as a consultant and Distinguished Scholar at Rutgers University. He was given the NYAAPOR Outstanding Achievement Award in 2005 and has been president of National AAPOR as well as the New York Chapter.

This event is free to NYAAPOR members and student members as well as to Hunter faculty, students, and staff; $20 for non-members.

No refunds (but you can send someone in your place)

Register for the event at: (212) 684-0542, mgmtoffice@aol.com, or http://www.nyaapor.org.

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