Is Texas Turning from Red to Blue? Baker Institute Happy Hour with Mark Jones

Come meet our expert and enjoy drinks, complimentary appetizers and a great evening with the Baker Institute Associate Roundtable. Your first round is on us!

At this event, Mark Jones, an expert in Texas politics, will examine broad patterns and pivotal events during the legislature"s 2013 regular and special sessions. He"ll also preview the 2014 Texas elections, focusing on key statewide races during the March primaries. Finally, he"ll provide an update on legal challenges to the anti-abortion legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry in July.

Jones is the fellow in political science at the Baker Institute and the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies at Rice University. He also currently serves as the chair of Rice"s department of political science. Read his full bio.

 

We encourage you to invite friends, friends of friends, or any young professionals  you think might have an interest in joining the Baker Institute Associate Roundtable. Of course, all those invited need to be over 21.

Since 2005, the Associate Roundtable has been the leading membership group for young professionals and rising leaders up to age 45 in the Houston area. A companion to the Roundtable, the Associate Roundtable provides members with a truly unique networking opportunity with policy leaders.  Cody Sutton, Molly Ward and Wesley Ward serve as Associate Roundtable chairs.

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Speaker Mark P. Jones
Mark P. Jones, Ph.D., is the fellow in political science at the Baker Institute and the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies at Rice University. He also currently serves as the chair of Rice’s Department of Political Science. His research focuses on the effect of electoral laws and ...

Mark P. Jones, Ph.D., is the fellow in political science at the Baker Institute and the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies at Rice University.


He also currently serves as the chair of Rice’s Department of Political Science. His research focuses on the effect of electoral laws and other political institutions on governance, representation and voting. He has received substantial financial support for this research, including two grants from the National Science Foundation. His research has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies and the Journal of Politics, as well as in edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Penn State University Press and the University of Buenos Aires Press, among others.


Jones regularly advises U.S. government institutions on economic and political affairs in Argentina and has conducted research on public policy issues in Latin America and Texas for numerous international, national and local organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the United States Department of Defense and the City of Houston. He currently is working on two principal research agendas, one which examines the impact of political institutions on politics and public policy in Latin America, and the other which analyzes the evolution of partisan politics in Texas over the past 40 years. Jones received his doctorate from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.



Mark P. Jones

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When?

Thu, Sept. 5, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

Where?

Hughes Hangar, 2811 Washington Avenue Houston, Texas 77007