PUBLIC FORUM - "What's going on? 2016 Presidential Election Forum"

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Old Capitol, Senate Chambers
2016 Presidential Election Forum

WHEN: Tuesday, October 25 from 5:00-6:30PM

WHERE: Old Capitol Senate Chambers

* The event is free and open to the public.

Who will be America’s next president? Are elections always like this?

It has been tumultuous and crazy year with the drama of a soap opera and viral headline news. More has been written about the 2016 candidates than any election in history!

When Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off against Republican Donald Trump in the election for 45th President of the U.S. the debate broke viewership records as the most watched in U.S. history. Eighty million people tuned in, setting a new record in the history of televised presidential debates. Many millions more streamed the debates live online.

Topics include the nation’s first female major party presidential candidate, populism, right populist parties in comparative perspective, Republican Party and Speaker Ryan, Trump tapes, email, Russian hackers and spies, scandal, third party candidates, polls, forecasts and the Electoral College, social media and Twitter, U.S. foreign policy (trade and security/terrorism), economy, immigration & migration, gender gap, identity politics and race, inequality, the debates, money, campaigns and the ground-game, youth vote and more.

Come learn from the experts…
  • Cary Covington, Political Science
  • Donna Hoffman, Chair Political Science (University of Northern Iowa)
  • Jim Leach, Law & Political Science, Former Representative U.S. House
  • Sara Mitchell, Political Science
  • William Reisinger, Political Science
  • Caroline Tolbert, Political Science (Moderator)

The Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa will host a public forum on Tuesday, October 25th from 5-6:30pm in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers.

* The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact

Hosted by the Department of Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha (PS Honors Society), the Undergraduate Political Science Association (UPSA), and the Public Policy Center (PPC).

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