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Panels and Talks

When possible, I give talks in the community about political issues that relate to my research or teaching.  These are recent selected panels and talks.

  • “The Electoral College: Protecting the Republic or Disenfranchising a Democracy?” Noon-hour Philosophers, January 4, 2017.
  • “Elections: Candidates, Substance and Personality.” Appleton League of Women Voters, October 12, 2016.
  • “Unexpected but not Unprecedented: Upheavals in American Politics from 1856 to 2016.” Lunch at Lawrence, October 7, 2016.
  • “Working with the Media.” Panelist, Midwest Political Science Association, April 4, 2014.
  • “Party Polarization: Are Voters or Parties Driving Division?” University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Learning in Retirement, April 2, 2014.
  • “Scraping Data and Making ‘Big’ Inferences.”  Lawrence University Economics Colloquium, March 6, 2014.
  • “Is Anyone Listening? American Presidents and Public Attention.” University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Learning in Retirement, September 19, 2013.
  • “Lincoln, the Constitution, and the Civil War.” National Constitution Center and the American Library Association, Lawrence University, January 10, 2013.
  • “Bitter Clingers and the 47 Percent: How the Rise of Social Media Has Undercut Honest Democracy.” Fox Valley Association of Credit Unions, Business Meeting, October 22, 2012.
  • “Political Culture and American Political Development.” University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Learning in Retirement, October 24, 2011.
  • “The Walker Budget and Wisconsin’s Fiscal Future.” Appleton Rotary Club, April 21, 2011.
  • “Redistricting and Political Competition.” Fox Valley League of Women Voters, March 24, 2010.