Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven Lecture Series

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Current Series

Fall 2020

Past Series

Spring 2020

  Spring 2016 - All the World's a StageFall 2015 - Standing the Test of TimeSpring 2015 - Remarkable WomenFall 2014 - Democracy TodaySpring 2014 - LincolnFall 2013 - Turning Points

Election 2020


The 2020 election season will be like no other in U.S. history. An unconventional incumbent president, an international pandemic, and social and economic unrest will be on voters’ minds this fall. How will these people and events shape campaign messages? What can we learn from past elections in trying times? What will the results mean for 2021 and beyond? Join us this fall as we take a deep dive into Election 2020.

Lectures in the Fall 2020 series will be held virtually. Lectures may be held live via WebEx or pre-recorded and videos of all lectures will be posted to this page. Check individual title for information. Videos of lectures can be accessed for free any time after they are posted below.

Follow us on social media for updates and release: facebook.com/UWWFairhavenLecture/.   For videos of past series click here.  Any other questions, please contact Kari Borne at  bornek@uww.edu or 262-472-1003.

September 21 at 3:00 p.m.

A Recap of the 2020 Presidential Nomination Process

Susan Johnson, associate professor, Political Science and assistant dean, College of Letters and Sciences

This lecture will be held via WebEx. Click here to join the event.

September 28 at 3:00 p.m.

COVID on the Campaign Trail: The Role of COVID-19 in 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign Communication

Corey Davis, professor, Communication

This lecture will be held via WebEx. Check back for a link to participate.

Who Owns the Central Bank? Monetary Policy, Government and Elections

Eylem Ersal, associate professor, Economics


Supreme Court Appointees from Bush to Trump: The More Things Change, the More Things Change

Jolly Emrey, associate professor and chair, Political Science


Natural Disasters, Man-made Calamities & the Economy: Making or Breaking the Incumbent President in an Election

Krastina Dzhambova, assistant professor, Economics


One Week Left: The Final Days of the 2020 Campaign and What to Look for on Election Night

Eric Loepp, assistant professor, Political Science

Presidential Elections in Times of Crises

Dick Haven, professor emeritus, Communication

Election Results: Winners, Losers, and What Happens Next

Political Science Faculty Panel

Presidential Transitions: Understanding the Period between Campaigning and Governing

Louis Fucilla, assistant professor, Political Science

Fiscal and Monetary Policy Responses to Covid-19 and its Implication on Presidential Elections

Narendra Regmi, assistant professor, Economics

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