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.
- 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 PACE@salisbury.edu 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 www.salisbury.edu/pace.