from the Center
Associate Director Cindy Simon
Rosenthal gave the keynote address, “Progress, Obstacles, and
Barriers for Women in Politics: Lessons from Political Science,” at the
second annual Minnesota Women Legislators Fall Retreat, sponsored by the
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Women’s Foundation of
Rosenthal also gave the keynote
address, “Politics and Football: Third Down, Long Yardage and Still on
the Sidelines,” at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Political Science
Association in February at Morehead State University. While on
campus, she also spoke on “Leadership in Politics: The Tend-and-Befriend
Response” in the Grote Lecture Series sponsored by the university’s
interdisciplinary women’s studies program.
Former Carl Albert Fellow Craig A.
and Regents’ Professor Ronald
M. Peters, Jr
. have published their co-authored article, “The
Demise of Newt Gingrich as a Transformational Leader: Does
Organizational Leadership Theory Apply to Legislative Leaders?” in
Organizational Dynamics, Vol. 30, No. 3 [www.organizational-dynamics.com]
, also a former fellow, co-authored with Cindy Simon Rosenthal
“From Passive to Active Representation: The Case of Women Congressional
Staff,” that was published in the January 2003 issue of Journal of
Public Administration Research and Theory.
A manuscript co-authored by Bell
and former fellow L. Marvin Overby
“Rationality or the Norm of Cooperation?: Filibuster Behavior Among
Retiring Senators,” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of
and James A.
co-authored with former fellow Jocelyn Jones
an article, “Gendered
Discourse in the Political Behavior of Adolescents,” which has been
accepted for publication by Political
Carl Albert Center Director Gary
Copeland was invited to Texas Christian University to participate
in the recent Jim Wright Symposium: Texas Congressional Leaders. His
paper was titled “Leading a Republican Revolution? Dick Armey and the
Story of How Term Limits Went Awry.”
Copeland also presented a paper,
“Committee Transfers when Seniority Hardly Matters: Transfers under
Republican Control of the U.S. House,” at the 2003 annual meeting of the
Southwest Political Science Association in San Antonio.
Carl Albert Fellow Melody Huckaby presented a paper,
“Descriptive Representation in Federal Systems: Unraveling the Paradox
of Tolerance,” at the 2003 annual meeting of the Midwest Political
Science Association in Chicago. Associate Director Cindy Simon Rosenthal was co-author
of the paper.
Rosenthal served as chair and
discussant for a panel at the 2003 annual meeting of the Western
Political Science Association in Denver.
Carl Albert Fellows
Fourth-year fellow Melody Huckaby
has completed field research in Mexico City, is now in Buenos Aires, and
will continue her research in Brasilia in the following months. She is
using interview and legislative process data to explore descriptive
representation as it occurs in developing national legislatures. This
project examines the factors which affect the degree to which women and
men are equally represented in the national legislature, the degree to
which minority representation in national legislatures depicts the
ethnic makeup of each society, and the impact of women and minority
legislators on legislative output and process.
Morris, also a fourth-year fellow, is currently in Washington,
D.C. participating in the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program. She is
working in the office of Congresswoman Louise
M. Slaiughter (D-N.Y.), chair of the Women’s Caucus and the
Pro-Choice Caucus. One of the more interesting aspects of Lynsey’s work
is the coordination of the new Democratic Women’s Resource Committee,
which serves as a conduit between women members of Congress, the
Democratic Caucus, and women activists in the field. While assisting
Congresswoman Slaughter with Title IX legislation, new bills for women’s
environmental health research, and procurement opportunities for
women-owned businesses, Lynsey is doing her own case study research on
conference committees. She has also guest-lectured for two classes at
the Women and Politics Institute at American University.
L. Marvin Overby, associate
professor at University of Missouri, was the Harry F. Byrd Visiting
Scholar at James Madison University during fall semester 2002. Overby
has also been accepted to participate in a National Endowment for the
Humanities Summer Seminar on “American Constitutionalism in Comparative
Perspective” to be held at the University of Notre Dame during June and
Over the past few months, the Carl Albert Center has been receiving
shipments of two new collections. These are congressional papers
from Representatives Dick Armey
(R-Texas) and J. C. Watts
(R-Okla.). Both retired from Congress at the conclusion of the 107th
Congress. Armey had been majority leader of the U.S. House, and he had
represented Texas’s Twenty-sixth District since 1985. He received
a Ph.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1969. Watts had been
the Republican Conference chair in the U.S. House, and he had
represented Oklahoma’s Fourth District since 1995.
In January 2003, the Carl Albert
Center opened the first portion of the records of the Congressional
Sunbelt Caucus. The caucus was a bipartisan Legislative Service
Organization (LSO) made up of members of the U.S. Congress from Southern
and Southwestern states. It commenced in 1981 and continued to 1995.
The Carl Albert Center acquired these records in 1997. This first group
of records to be opened comprises 4.75 cubic feet and covers the dates
1981-1992. It consists of three series: (1) Administration,
Organization, Membership; (2) Press and Newsletters; and (3) Task
Forces, Briefings, Issues, Correspondence. Most of the materials
concern caucus membership, administration, public relations, and
issues. Other portions of the collection remain closed to researchers
but are scheduled to be opened by the end of 2005.
Student Archives Assistant Matthew Cox is serving as an intern
for the Oklahoma Senate.
Inman, also a student archives assistant, served on the regional
council for Model United Nations in February, and she also played the
role of the Finnish prime minister in the Model European Union in April.
NEW Leadership Director Cindy Simon
and Program Specialist Jean
have selected 37 undergraduate women to
participate, May 16-20, in the 2003 NEW Leadership institute.
Faculty-in-Residence for the
5-day institute will be Valerie
, president and CEO of Urban League of Greater
Oklahoma City, Inc.; Lisa Billy
youth empowerment activist and former Chicasaw Nation Tribal
legislator; and Susan Neal
member of the Tulsa City Council who served as chief of staff to former
Congressman Mickey Edwards.
Further information regarding the
2003 NEW Leadership Institute and a photo gallery of the 2002 sessions
can be viewed on the NEW Leadership web page at www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/NLO/
Close Up’s Great American Cities
The Carl Albert Center is partnering with the Close Up Foundation to
bring 100 high school students and some of their teachers from Tulsa to
the OU campus in Norman to participate in a special 5-day session in
June that is designed to complement their recent experience in Close Up
Washington. Center Director Gary
Copeland and Associate Director Cindy
Simon Rosenthal are working with Close Up staff to develop a
curriculum, train workshop leaders, and develop learning models for
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