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Considered one of Texas’ top political observers, Cal Jillson, professor of political science at Southern Methodist University, has studied President Bush’s rise to power first in Texas and then nationally. He is the author of several books, including his new one, Pursuing the American Dream: Opportunity and Exclusion Over Four Centuries, as well as a widely used American government textbook. Contact him at 214-768-7650.

Jillson is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The 2016 presidential contest
  • The Bush and Obama legacies
  • Race and gender in U.S. and southern politics
  • The underperforming Hispanic vote in Texas
  • Texas primaries
  • Texas politics
  • The partisan divide
  • State of the Union Address
  • Political/nominating conventions
  • Campaign finance reform
  • Redistricting fights
  • The prospect for two-party competition in Texas