Andrea Balis

Andrea Balis


Dr. Andrea Balis is a member of the faculty at John Jay College, City University of New York, where she specializes in twentieth-century political history. She has also written extensively for the theater, worked as a director, and authored two books for young people, What Are You Using?: A Birth Control Guide for Teenagers (Dial Press) and the novel PJ (Dell Yearling).

Buy Andrea Balis’ latest book, Bringing Down a President: The Watergate Scandal, on Amazon.

Events with Andrea Balis

[CANCELED] Good (Grief!) Government: How to Tell Kids When Democracy Goes Right and Wrong

09 May 2020
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10008

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