SU’s PACE Offers Public Access to Election Course

Salisbury University

SALISBURY, MD—Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) hosts the virtual lecture series “Democracy Across Disciplines: Politics and Elections” 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays beginning August 31.

     In a presidential election year, the series features guest speakers each week discussing different aspects of the democratic process and election specifics.

     Speakers include:

  • August 31 – Dr. Catherine Jackson (Interdisciplinary Studies): “Elections and Voting from an Interdisciplinary Viewpoint: An Introduction”
  • September 7 – Dr. Adam Hoffman (Political Science): “The Power and Potential of the Youth Vote in National Elections”
  • September 14 – Dr. Eric Rittinger (Political Science): “What are Elections For?”
  • September 21 – Dr. David Burns (Communication): “Swimming in the Press Pool: The Journalist’s Role in the Election Process”
  • September 28 – Dr. Alexander Halperin (Mathematics and Computer Science): “The Mathematics of Democracy”
  • October 5 – Dr. Brittany Foutz (Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution): “United Nations: The Right to Political Participation in International Law and Post Conflict Elections”
  • October 12 – Dr. Robert Barber (Mathematics and Computer Science): “Polling: A Necessary Evil”
  • October 19 – Dr. Leonard Arvi (Economics and Finance): “Economics of 2020 U.S. Presidential Election”
  • October 26 – Dr. Shannon O’Sullivan (Communication): “Rhetorical Realness and Electability: Exploring Perceptions of Political Authenticity”
  • November 2 – Political Science Department Faculty Panel: “Election Day 2020: Reflections on the Campaigns and Predictions for Tomorrow”
  • November 9 – Political Science Department Faculty Panel: “The 2020 Presidential Election: Winners and Losers and What it All Means”
  • November 16 – Dr. Jim Burton (Communication): “Hollywood on the Campaign Trail”
  • November 23 – Dr. Douglas DeWitt (Education Leadership): “The Historic Role of Education in National Elections and Politics”
  • November 30 – Dr. Allessia Owens-King (Social Work): “Promoting Voter Engagement as a Social Work Intervention”
  • December 7 – Dr. Catherine Jackson (Interdisciplinary Studies): “Elections and Voting from an Interdisciplinary Viewpoint: Integrating Perspectives”

     Community members may attend live sessions for free by emailing with full name and email address to gain access, or take the class for credit as a non-degree seeking student.

     All of SU’s public events are held virtually this semester. Campus buildings remain closed to the public except by invitation.

For more information call 410-677-5054 or visit the PACE website at

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