The 2016 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 4:00 pm to Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:00 pm
Graphic of U.S. capitol building with Vote button and mascots
This course and free public lecture series is intended to help the campus community and general public better understand the social and public policy issues raised by the 2016 presidential election. SF State faculty members critically examine the electoral process and the 2016 campaign issues in light of their historical, social, economic, political and cultural context. The course features panel discussions and roundtables followed by group discussion. Videos of all panel discussions are available online 24 hours after class. Facilitators: Joel Kassiola and Marcela Garcia-Castañon. Free.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
Political Science Department
Political Science Department
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  • September 6: The Economy
  • September 13: Immigration
  • September 20: The Environment
  • September 27: Education
  • October 4: Crime and the Criminal Justice System/Race and Policing in America
  • October 11: Health Care
  • October 18: Terrorism and the new Global Politics
  • October 25: The Middle East
  • November 1: U.S. Foreign Affairs
  • November 8, 4:10pm – 10pm: Presidential Results Watch Party
  • November 15: Post-Presidential Election Analysis
  • November 29: The New Administration: Domestic Policy, Officials and Administration
  • December 6: The New Administration: Foreign Policy, Officials and Administration
  • December 13: Citizenship Beyond Elections: Community Involvement and Political Engagement