Panel Presentation on the 2012 General Election

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 12:00pm
Center for Legislative Studies (CLS), Auditorium

Dr. Mark Stern, Department of Political Science          

“Presidential Power and the Evolution of the Modern President”

My discussion examines the evolution of presidential power in the United States. It examines the basis of the shift toward a more activist president, with a focus on the view of the office taken by President George w. Bush and President Barack Obama

Dr. Stephanie Slocum-Schaffer, Department of Political Science

“Women Voters in the 2012 Election and Beyond”

What role will women play in the 2012 election… and beyond? By considering historical trends in the participation of women as elected leaders, as candidates, as fundraisers, and as voter, we can make some predictions about the role of women in the upcoming election and – perhaps – be able to see whether or not women are on their way to overcoming what researchers call the “pipeline problem.”

Dr. Max Guirguis, Department of Political Science

“Campaign Mistakes and Opportunities”

This talk will discuss the mistakes and opportunities that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have made in the 2012 campaign for the US Presidency.

(From Left to Right) Dr. Mark Stern, Dr. Stephanie Slocum-Schaffer, and Dr. Max Guirguis
stern               slocumschaffer             guirguis