Marc Hetherington Lecture
"Enlisting the Military as Environmental Protector"
“Institutional Cue Giving and Persuasion: Enlisting the Military as Environmental Protector”
An invited lecture by Marc J. Hetherington, Vanderbilt University
Marc Hetherington is Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. He studies the American electorate, with a particular focus on the polarization of public opinion. He is the author of three scholarly books, the most recent of which, Why Washington Won’t Work, won the Alexander George Award from the International Society of Political Psychology, as the best book in the field of political psychology published in 2015. His second book, Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics, co-authored with Jonathan Weiler, won the Philip Converse Award in 2016 from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section of the APSA. He has published more than a dozen articles in a wide range of top scholarly journals and also won several college and university teaching awards.