July 24 2008
318 Social Science Tower
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Panel 1: Anglo/White Reactions Attitudes on Racial Issues
Marcela Garcia-Castanon, University of Washington
" Backlash to Beto: Anglo American's perceptions of the 2006 Immigration

Andres Jimenez and Louis DeSipio, UC, Office of the President and UC, Irvine
" White Voter Reactions to Anti Affirmative Action Initiatives:
Comparison of Michigan, California, Washington State"

Panel 2: Elite Studies
Pei-te Lien, UC Santa Barbara
" Development of the Survey for the Gender and Multicultural Leadership

Karthick Ramakrishnan, UC Riverside
Discussion of forthcoming book: Civic Hopes and Political Realities:
Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political Engagement (with
Irene Bloemraad)


Panel 3: Looking to 2008
Chris Stout and Reuben Kline, UC, Irvine
" The Bradley Effect 25 Years Later: An Analysis of Minority Candidates
and the Accuracy of Pre-Election Polls"

Ricardo Ramirez, University of Southern California, Jennifer Merolla,
Claremont Graduate University, and Matt Barreto, Univ. Washington
" Bulls Eye or Ricochet? The Effect of Ethnically Targeted Ads in the
2008 Election"

Panel 4: Roundtable on Studying the 2008 election
- Ideas on feasible research projects on the 2008 elections;
- Identifying the low-hanging fruit
- Discussions of possible collaborations

Reception to follow
Louis DeSipio's home (Directions distributed at the meeting)

We would like to thank the UCI Center for the Study of Democracy and the UCI Center for Research on Latinos in a Global Society for financial
support for the July 2008 PRIEC meeting.


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