Fall 2012

Election 2012:

Understanding the People's Choice

The fall 2012 Fairhaven Lecture Series will examine a number of critical issues posed in this year’s election cycle. Polls reveal Americans’ record dissatisfaction with government, and the media appear consumed by a vigorous debate about the federal deficit, economic inequality, and a range of social issues. This election may either contribute to increasing political polarization or point to areas of consensus.

SEPTEMBER

10

The road to the White House: The path from Iowa to Florida and everything in between

SUSAN JOHNSON, Associate Professor, Political Science

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17

Back to the future

RICHARD HAVEN, Professor Emeritus, Communication

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24

Appeals to the middle: Social class rhetoric in congressional campaigns 

CHRISTOPHER CHAPP, Assistant Professor, Political Science

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OCTOBER

1

Politicians for the planet? Searching for sustainability in the 2012 elections

ERIC COMPAS, Assistant Professor, Geography and Geology 

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8

Money talks: Citizens United and its impact on U.S. elections

JOLLY EMREY, Associate Professor, Political Science

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15

Perspectives from Germany on the U.S. election

CAROL SCOVOTTI, Associate Professor, Marketing

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22

Economists reflect on this elections season

JEFFREY HEINRICH, Associate Professor, Economics

STUART GLOSSER, Professor, Economics

RUSSELL KASHIAN, Professor, Economics

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29

2012 convention speeches compared: Acclaims and attacks in an evolving genre

COREY DAVIS, Assistant Professor, Communication

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NOVEMBER

5

A daisy, a bear and nothing but laughter: Television advertising in presidential campaigns

KIM HIXSON, Associate Professor, Communication

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12

Explaining the 2012 presidential election and looking ahead to the next four years

UW-WHITEWATER FACULTY PANEL

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19

Polls, pols and polarization: Wisconsin and the nation, 2012

WAYNE YOUNGQUIST, Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

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