With the presidential election campaign in full swing, Yeshiva University hosts a discussion on “Religion and the 2012 Election” featuring PBS political analyst Jeff Greenfield, pollster Anna Greenberg and university professor and religion columnist Peter Steinfels.The lecture is part of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence program at YU’s Stern College for Women."
Bryan Daves is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yeshiva University.
Professor Daves' interests lie in the political economy of development, Middle East politics, and globalization.
He is a senior associate member of St. Antony's College, Oxford, was a Fulbright Fellow in Jordan, and has received USIA fellowships to the American Institute of Maghribi Studies and the American Center for Oriental Research.
Anna Greenberg is a leading pollster and an expert in survey research methodology with nearly 15 years of experience. Since joining Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research in 2001, Dr. Greenberg has worked with many elected officials and a wide range of NGOs and advocacy groups. Her areas of expertise include women and politics, LGBT rights, religion and politics, healthcare policy, and drug policy reform. Some of Dr. Greenberg’s current and recent clients include Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, AFL-CIO, SEIU, EMILY’s List, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Prior to joining Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Dr. Greenberg taught at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and was a visiting scholar with the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. She serves on the advisory board of Boston College’s Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and is a research fellow at American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Dr. Greenberg holds a BA in government from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.
One of America’s most respected political analysts, Jeff Greenfield has spent more than 30 years on network television, including CNN, ABC News, CBS and currently serves as an anchor on PBS’ Need to Know. He is a four-time Emmy Award-winner and columnist for Yahoo! News. Greenfield has served as anchor booth analyst or floor reporter for every national political convention since 1988 and reported on virtually every important domestic political story in recent decades. Greenfield has authored or co-authored 12 books, including his 2011 bestseller, Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics—JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan, in which he looks at American political history "through a fictional looking glass." Other of his books include The People’s Choice, The Real Campaign, and Oh, Waiter! One Order of Crow!, an insider account of the contested 2000 presidential election.
Peter Steinfels is a professor and co-director at the Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture, former religion columnist for The New York Times, and a former editor of Commonweal, an independent biweekly journal of political, religious and literary opinion. A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he created and penned his biweekly column "Beliefs," dealing with religion and ethics from 1990 to 2010. He is also the author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America, The Neoconservatives, and co-edited Death Inside Out with Robert M. Veatch. Steinfels has contributed chapters to 17 other books and written articles and reviews for The New Republic, Esquire, Harper's, Dissent, Le Nouvel Observateur, The Nation, Partisan Review and many other distinguished journals.