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Election Lecture Series

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​The Election Lecture Series - Research in Political Communication - is a one credit lecture series that is also free and open to the public. It is usually offered in collaboration with the National Agenda speaker series.

2016: Road to the Presidency

  • September 7 - National Agenda Journalists Domenico Montanaro and Sam Sanders, NPR News
  • September 14 - Paul Brewer, COMM/POSCIR Entertainment Media and the Presidential Campaign
  • September 21 - National Agenda Comedian and writer, Ashley Black, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
  • September 28 - Film Telling You What to Think About: How Frames Influence Public Opinion
  • October 5 - National Agenda Author D. Watkins
  • October 12 - Jenny Lambe, COMM The Problem of Hate Speech
  • October 19 - National Agenda Delaware Debates
  • October 26 - David Wilson, POSCIR Telling U What to Think About, When you Think about Issues: Priming, Framing, and Public Opinion
  • November 2 - National Agenda Former Governor of Maryland Bob Ehrlich
  • November 8 - Election Day
  • November 16 - National Agenda President Obama's Campaign Manager, David Plouffe
  • November 30 - Wayne Batchis, POSCIR Conservatism and Free Speech 

2012: Road to the Presidency

  • September 5 - Jason Mycoff, POSCIR Money and Voters – The Popular Base of Modern Elections
  • September 12 - TBA, National Agenda Inside the Political Conventions
  • September 19 - Amy Walter, National Agenda The Media and the Campaign
  • September 26 - David Wilson, POSCIR Telling You What to Think About: How Frames Influence Public Opinion
  • October 3 - Ken Spain, National Agenda The 2012 Battle for Congress
  • October 10 - Dana Young, COMM Political Satire Viewing and the 2012 Campaign
  • October 16 and October 17, National Agenda Delaware Debates
  • October 24 - Lindsay Hoffman, COMM New Media and Politics
  • November 1 - Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, National Agenda Point Counterpoint – UD SPEAKS
  • November 7 - Tracey Holden, COMM Post-Election panel
  • November 14 - David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt, National Agenda Election Aftermath (tentative)
  • November 28 - Jennifer Lambe, COMM Campaign Finance and Free Speech

2011: Anticipating the 2012 Election

  • September 7 - Lindsay Hoffman, COMM New Technology and the Upcoming Campaign
  • September 14 - Candy Crowley, National Agenda Broke and Broken? Assessing the US Political Scene
  • September 21 - Philip Jones, POSCIR Will Congress be Held Accountable?
  • September 28 - Steven Schmidt and Chris Lehane, National Agenda Handicapping the Race
  • October 5 - Pamela Constable, National Agenda Afghanistan: Ten Years War
  • October 12 - Paul Brewer, COMM/POSCIR Framing Issues in the 2012 Campaign
  • October 19 - Joe Slade Wright and Valerie Biden Owens, National Agenda Selling the Candidates
  • October 26 - Jason Mycoff, POSCIR Redistricting for 2012
  • November 2 - NJ Governor Chris Christie, National Agenda Challenges Facing Governors
  • November 9 - David Wilson, POSCIR Experimenting with Public Opinion: Race and Politics
  • November 16 - Melanie Sloan, National Agenda Scandalous Politicians!
  • November 30 - Danna Young, COMM Political Entertainment

2010: The Midterm Elections: Congress up for Grabs

  • September 8 - Jenny Lambe, COMM, The Citizens United Decision
  • September 15 - Patti Solis Doyle, National Agenda, Playing the Game
  • September 22 - David Wilson, POSCIR, CPC Public Opinion Initiative
  • September 29 - Jim Crounse, National Agenda, Reaching the Voters
  • October 6 - Delaware Debates I, Congressional Race
  • October 13 - Delaware Debates II, Senate Race
  • October 20 - Ken Vogel, National Agenda, Free Speech Week
  • October 25 - Karl Rove and Howard Dean, National Agenda, Red and Blue
  • November 3 - Post-Election Roundtable
  • November 10 - David Plouffe, National Agenda, What Next for Obama?
  • November 17 - Amos Guiora, National Agenda, Managing Domestic Terrorism
  • December 1 - Danna Young, COMM, Entertainment and Politics

2009: Assessing Obama's First Year

  • September 9 - Ralph Begleiter, COMM, America's Image: How Do We Look?
  • September 16 - Lindsay Hoffman, COMM, Plugged into the Electorate
  • September 23 - Joe Pika, POSCIR, The Bush Legacy
  • September 30 - Laurence Seidman, ECON, Obama Economic Policy and Recovery
  • October 7 - David Wilson, POSCIR, Public Opinion One Year Later
  • October 14 - Steve Peuquet, UAPP, Urban Poverty and Stimulus
  • October 21 - David Plouffe, Lessons From a Presidential Campaign
  • November 4 - Muqtedar Khan, POSCIR, Obama and the Muslim World
  • November 11 - Ed Gillespie, Rebuilding the Republican Party
  • November 18 - David Axelrod, The Politics of Health Care Reform
  • December 2 - Danna Young, COMM, Political Humor in the Age of Obama

2008: Election 2008

  • September 15 - David Wilson, POSCIR, Public Opinion and the Campaign
  • September 22 - Joe Pika, POSCIR, Why These Battleground States?
  • September 29 - Stuart Kaufman, POSCIR, Foreign Policy Visions of the Candidates
  • October 6 - McKay Jenkins, ENGL, Toxic Chemicals and the Campaign
  • October 13 - Jason Mycoff, POSCIR, The Battle for Congress
  • October 27 - John Byrne, CEEP, Energy and Climate Policies of the Candidates
  • November 3 - Ralph Begleiter, COMM, Broadcast Media and the Campaign
  • November 4 - UD Election Central
  • November 10 - Danna Young, COMM, Entertainment Media in the Election
  • November 24 - Marian Palley, POSCIR, Women and the Election
  • December 1 - Lindsay Hoffman, COMM, New Technology and the Campaign
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  • Department of Political Science and International Relations
  • 347 Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Ave, Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2355; Fax: 302-831-4452
  • Email: poscir-info@udel.edu