Redrawing Maps, Rerouting Votes: Gerrymandering & the Geography of Political Power

February 2012 is the bicentennial of the practice Gerrymandering, accomplished by Massachusetts' [...]Governor Elbridge Gerry. 2012 is also the next scheduled round of redistricting in Massachusetts - as well as being a major election year. Faculty from the Departments of History and Political Science discuss redistricting, shifts in population, and the impact on electoral outcomes. The event includes guest speaker Rep. Michael Moran, who represents the 18th Suffolk District, Brighton and a part of Brookline in the Massachusetts State House.

Discoveries, a lecture and learning series, taps the strength of Boston University faculty to give alumni a deeper look into the world and their lives.

Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the BU Alumni Association on February 9, 2012.

Tags: politics, history, cas, massachusetts, Alumni Association, arts and sciences, political science, lecture series, discoveries, gerrymandering, redistricting, michael moran, state house

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