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Inaugural Democracy Institute Lecture Now Available Online

Jan 22, 2013

On Tuesday, January 15, Professor Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota delivered the inaugural lecture for the Penn State Democracy Institute. His lecture, "The Paradox of Polling: An Aid to Democratic Responsiveness or a Tool for Manipulation?", explored the shift toward private presidential polling in the second half of the twentieth century and elaborated on the ways in which polling--both public and private--can be utilized in both democracy-enhancing and potentially manipulative ways.

Dr. Jacobs' talk was recorded by local independent television and is available online. View the entire lecture HERE.