At this member-exclusive webinar, Mark P. Jones, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies and a professor in the Department of Political Science at Rice University, discussed the current Texas legislative session, delving into controversial topics such as the state’s electric grid, voting rights, redistricting, the George Floyd Act and partisanship.
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12:00 p.m. — Presentation
12:30 p.m. — Q&A
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In addition to his role as fellow in political science at the Baker Institute, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies and professor in the Department of Political Science at Rice University, Mark P. Jones, Ph.D., also serves as the faculty director of Rice’s Master of Global Affairs program. His research focuses on the effect of electoral laws and other political institutions on governance, representation and voting. He is a frequent contributor to Texas media outlets, and his research on the Texas Legislature has been widely cited in the media as well as by numerous political campaigns. 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. He is a frequent commentator in local, state, national and international media on government, politics and public policy. He is currently working on two principal research agendas, one that examines the impact of political institutions on politics and public policy in Latin America, and the other that analyzes the evolution of partisan politics in Texas over the past 50 years. Jones received his doctorate from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University. Jones leads the Baker Institute's Argentina Program and helps direct the Presidential Elections Program.