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Award-winning political scientist to speak about Mike Mansfield's leadership Feb. 24 at MSU

February 17, 2014

Greg Koger, a professor at the University of Miami and one of the country's leading experts on congressional filibuster, will speak about “Montana’s Mike Mansfield as Senate Leader” at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Montana State University's Procrastinator Theater.   High-Res Available

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Greg Koger, a professor at the University of Miami and one of the country's leading experts on congressional filibuster, will speak about “Montana’s Mike Mansfield as Senate Leader” at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Montana State University's Procrastinator Theater. The theater is located in the MSU SUB. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Koger is a professor of political science at the University of Miami. He won the Fenno Prize for the best book on legislative studies in 2011 for his book "Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate." His research on filibustering and the Senate has led to interviews with the Washington Post, NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," and testimony before the Senate Rules Committee. 

Koger is also a prolific writer with many research articles on parties, lobbying and Congress published in a variety of professional journals.

A former professor at the University of Montana, Koger earned his bachelor's degree at Willamette University and his doctorate from UCLA. Koger also worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Koger's lecture is sponsored by the MSU College of Letters and Science and the MSU Department of Political Science. .

 

David Parker (406) 994-5163, dparker@montana.edu