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Alan Draper Receives Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award

Professor of Government Alan Draper has been appointed a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of Innsbruck in Austria during the spring 2011 semester. A member of the faculty since 1983, Professor Draper is the co-author of the 2007 book The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics and The Politics of Power: A Critical Introduction to American Government. He is also the author of A Rope of Sand: The AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education, 1955-68 and Conflict of Interests: Labor and the Civil Rights Movement. During his time at the University of Innsbruck, he will teach two courses: "Introduction to American Politics" and "Europe and the U.S.: Complements or Contrasts?" He will also conduct research on immigration, assimilation, and the different occupational niches immigrant groups have cultivated in Europe, and how these patterns compare with immigration to the U.S.