Friday, October 30, 2020

2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Speaker: David Bateman
"The Paradox of American Elections: Why It's Both Easier and Harder to Vote in American Elections Than in Any Other Advanced Democracy"
We'll discuss the state of voting rights in the U.S. today, especially as they pertain to race. We'll also look at reforms adopted in response to the pandemic, which may produce new exclusions to voter rights.
4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Glenn Altschuler
"How Did we Get Here?: Political Polarization, the Election of Donald Trump, and the Political Implications of the Three Crises of 2020"
We'll examine the policy proposals of each candidate, debate strengths and weaknesses of each, and discuss the ways the contest may play out.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Speaker: Noliwe Rooks
"Revisiting a Dilemma: Segregation, Public Education, and the American Presidency"
We'll trace the impact of various presidential administrations from Lincoln through Trump on the myth, symbol, and reality of public education in America with a particular focus on race and other equity issues.
2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Speaker: Douglas Kriner
"What Happened in 2016? Predicting Elections Using Convention Data and Forecast Models"
Our talk will focus on political science election forecast models as well as a re-reading of the data from 2016 and what it might suggest for 2020.
4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Glenn Altschuler
"The Outlook on the Ground: What Might Change?"
We'll handicap the presidential election and the outlook for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. We'll also discuss what to look for on election night.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Speakers: David Bateman and Doug Kriner
"Youth and the 2020 Election"
Join us for a special Q-and-A forum for teens and adults interested in youth issues post-election, including race, education, health care, and voting and democracy.
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Glenn Altschuler
"Results: What Happened?"
We'll talk about the election results and the outlook for 2021 and beyond.