Fall 2008 Fairhaven Lecture Series

The 2008 elections will be this country’s 56th consecutive quadrennial presidential election, and include Senate elections in thirty-five states, House of Representatives elections in all states, and gubernatorial elections in eleven states, as well as various state referendums and local elections. The Fall 2008 Fairhaven Lecture Series will examine a number of critical issues relevant to the 2008 elections, ranging from ongoing evolutions in the nomination and election process, voter behavior, presidential legacies, and predictions about how election outcomes will influence the future of our country.

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All presentations are on Mondays at 3:00p.m. See dates and presenter topics below.
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September 17
Getting to Washington, D.C. via Iowa, New Hampshir
Dr. Susan Johnson, Chair, Department of Political Science
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September 17
North-South Divide: Regional Partisan Divisions
Dr. Larry Anderson, Associate Professor, Political Science Department
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Sepember 24
The Role of New Media on National Elections
Dr. James Kates, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
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September 30
Action on the Front Line: Managing a Local Politic
Dr. Carol Scovotti, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
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October 10
Direct Democracy: Initiatives/Referendums
Dr. Jolly Emrey, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

October 14
Comparing the 1968 and 2008 Elections: War, Race
Dr. Richard Haven, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Communication
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October 21
Politics, Personality, and Hypocrisy
Dr. Dan Stalder, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
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Octobe 28
Presidential Libraries: Dust Bunnies from the Whit
Dr. Richard Haney, Emeritus Professor, Department of History
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March 31
Contaminants and the Fate of Wisconsin Waters
Elisabeth Harrahy, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department
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November 4
Operation and Strategies of the Electoral College
Dr. John Kozlowicz, Emeritus Professor, Department of Political Science
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November 11
Panel Discussion: Where Will This Election Lead Us
Panel of Faculty from the Political Science Department
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November 18
How the New Administration Will Treat and Affect
Dr. Jeffery Heinrich, Chair, Department of Economics
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November 25
International Affairs and the New Administration
Dr. Anne Hamilton, Lecturer, Department of Political Science
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