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Keynote Speaker: Henry E. Brady

Henry Brady

Keynote speaker Henry E. Brady is Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he taught at Boston University, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. He received his PhD in Economics and Political Science from MIT in 1980 and earned undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from Harvey Mudd College (1969).

Brady’s scholarly work includes publications on political methodology, political participation, public opinion, public policy, and other topics. His work examines the interaction between the mass public and elites in both democratic and transitional societies. He is the author or co-author of over seventy-five publications, and some of his notable books include Letting the People Decide (1992), Voice and Equality (1995), Expensive Children in Poor Families: The Intersection of Childhood Disability and Welfare (2000), Rethinking Social Inquiry (2004), Capturing Campaign Effects (2006), and the Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology (2008).

From 2009-2010, Brady was president of the American Political Science Association. In 2004 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2006 he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His service to the profession includes membership on the Board of the American National Election Studies and the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Brady is past president and a founding member of the Political Methodology Society. He is one of the founding Principal Investigators of the EITM Summer Institutes, and led the 2005 Summer Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.