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Tonight's Chautauqua Lecture series features Dr. Morgan Marietta, who will present his lecture entitled "One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy." The lecture streaming link is on YouTube at: is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where he studies the political consequences of belief, the psychology and rhetoric of ideology, constitutional politics, and facts and lies in politics, and teaches Introduction to American Politics, Political Psychology, Constitutional Law, and the Supreme Court Seminar.

He is the author of four books, including The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric: Absolutist Appeals and Political Influence, A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology, and A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court, and numerous articles on politics and psychology. His newest book (with David Barker), One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy (Oxford University Press 2019), discusses the causes and consequences of dueling fact perceptions in American political discourse. He is the co-editor (with David Klein) of the annual SCOTUS series on the major decisions of the Supreme Court and the author (with David Barker) of the “Inconvenient Facts” blog with Psychology Today.

Marietta has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and service, including the Political Science Teaching Excellence Award (2019, 2015), Inspirational Faculty Advising (2014) and the Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (2013).

The 2020-2021 live streaming virtual Chautauqua Lecture Series at EKU is devoted to interdisciplinary exploration of themes, "Balance/Resiliance" and "Dealing with Data: Information, Influence and Interpretation." 

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.