Democracy discussion features Teodoro

Manny Teodoro

La Follette School Associate Professor Manny Teodoro will participate in a panel discussion about democracy in the United States in the aftermath of the November elections on Monday, December 7 at 5 p.m.

The Health of Our Democracy is presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and Morgridge Institute for Research as part of the Crossroads of Ideas series. The hour-long livestreamed event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required to receive the participation link.

Professors Kathy Cramer (Political Science), Barry Burden (Political Science), and Lew Friedland (School of Journalism and Mass Communication), and Assistant Professor Franciska Coleman (Law School) will join Teodoro as panelists. Professor Michael Wagner (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) will moderate the discussion.

Burden, Cramer, and Wagner are La Follette School faculty affiliates, and Burden is director of the Elections Research Center.

Teodoro, who joined the La Follette School this fall, works at the intersection of politics, public policy, and public management. His research focuses mainly on U.S. environmental policy and implementation, including empirical analyses of environmental justice.

In addition, Teodoro pursues a line of applied research on utility management, policy, and finance. He has developed novel methods for analyzing utility rate equity and affordability, and he works on these issues directly with governments and water sector leaders across the United States.

He is the author of the award-winning book Bureaucratic Ambition (2011, Johns Hopkins).