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The 2012 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
5:00pm - 10:00pm
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This course and public lecture series is intended to help the campus community and general public better understand the social and public policy issues raised by the 2012 presidential election. Tonight is Election Night. Watch election returns and enjoy real-time analysis by faculty. Free.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
Political Science Department


  • Cristina Barron, Political Science
  • Francis Neely, Political Science

Faculty examine the electoral process and the 2012 campaign issues in light of their historical, social, economic, political and cultural context. The course features faculty panels and roundtables followed by group discussion. Topics throughout the semester include: television coverage of nominees, how elections and campaigns work: the electoral college, media, lobbying and campaign finance, economy, health care, the environment, immigration and family and welfare policy, education, U.S. foreign policy, the new administration and the next four years at home and abroad and what the 2012 election outcome means for the future of the U.S. in a globalized world.



  • Joel Kassiola
  • Kathryn Johnson


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