Meet the Author - Rick Foglesong and "Married to the Mouse"

Event Type: Meet the Author
Date: 5/10/2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 Richard E. Foglesong is an expert on Florida and U.S. politics, the politics of urban development, Hispanic politics, and the history of Walt Disney World. He will discuss his book: "Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando," covering topics such as the economic development “marriage” between Walt Disney World and the political jurisdictions that surround it, explaining why Disney came to Florida, how they acquired their unique government powers, and how those powers have impacted the area. The book was published by Yale University Press and funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It drew praise in the New York Times and New Yorker, among other publications. Rick Foglesong is also the author of "Immigrant Prince: Mel Martinez and the American Dream" and "Planning the Capitalist City". Dr. Foglesong holds the George and Harriet Cornell Chair in Politics at Rollins College, where he teaches in the college’s undergraduate program in Political Science and its masters program in Planning in Civic Urbanism. He has also taught at UCLA, where he was the Harvey Perloff Professor of Urban Planning; at Hong Kong University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar; and at Amherst College in Massachusetts, where he began his teaching career. He is frequently quoted in print sources and interviewed on radio and television on topics ranging from Walt Disney World to healthcare reform to local, state, and national elections. He has served on a long list of local boards and commissions as well. Currently he is vice-chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Metroplan, the transportation planning agency for the three-county Orlando metropolitan area.
Library: Orlando Public Library
Location: Albertson Room
Contact: Jane Tracy
Contact Number: 407-835-7323
Presenter: Dr. Rick Foglesong
Link: Richard Foglesong