News from the Center
A new feature at Extensions, “Required Reading” features recent books on legislative politics. Our hope is that Required Reading will become a resource for scholars and students of legislatures looking to stay abreast of current and emerging research and to provide assistance in considering books for course adoption. Our approach allows authors to provide a brief overview of their books in a somewhat more expansive format than a dust-cover description, highlighting their argument and key findings—even displaying a representative figure that encapsulates an aspect of what the book is all about.
Check out the full list of books featured in Required Reading today!
The Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture is sponsored and administered by the Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma. The lecture addresses two principles that are of significance to Mr. Rothbaum: the importance of the relationship between education and public service in a representative democracy and the importance of participation by private citizens in public affairs. Rothbaum lecturers are sought from among the most able and discerning observers of American life. The lectures, suitably revised and extended, are individually published as a book by the University of Oklahoma Press. The published volumes form an invaluable repository of analysis and reflection upon the American condition.
For more information about the series, please visit the OU Press.
About the Center
Carl Albert, U.S. Congressman (Oklahoma), Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, DC, March 12, 1976. Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation
Carl Albert Center
The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center is a nonpartisan institution established in 1979 by the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma as a living tribute to the ideals, leadership, and accomplishments of the Honorable Carl Albert, native Oklahoman, University of Oklahoma alumnus, Rhodes Scholar, and 46th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Center is devoted to teaching, research, and public service related to the United States Congress and more broadly to strengthening representative democracy through engaged and informed citizens. The Center’s archives include the papers of over 60 former members of congress, along with the papers of 25 political leaders, congressional staffers, and journalists.