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Midterm Election Discussion Series

December 9th, 2014
10:00 PM

  Archived

In Fall 2014, Duke University Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations, along with Duke in Washington and the Forum for Scholars and Publics, held a seven-part weekly discussion series that will took an in-depth look at issues central to the midterm elections. A new topic was addressed each week, from health care to foreign relations. 

Topics and panelists:

Sept 18: SETTING THE STAGE: Mid-term Overview
Featuring: Brent McGoldrick (T ’97), Adviser to Romney-Ryan campaign, 2012 (Washington)
Tommy Sowers (T ’98), Fmr. Congressional Candidate for Missouri’s 8th District (Duke)
David Rohde, Ernestine Friedl Professor Political Science

Sept. 25: HEALTHCARE
Don Taylor, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Nursing, Duke Medical Center (Duke)
James Capretta (G ’87), Fmr. Associate Director of Office of Management and Budget (Washington)

Oct. 2: EDUCATION
Mike Lamb (T ’05), Fmr. Senior Advisor to Asst. Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education for School Turnaround (Washington)
Barbara Jentleson, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Education (Duke)
Jenni Owen, Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of Policy Initiatives, Center for Child & Family Policy

Oct. 9: INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
Paul Teller (T ’93), Deputy Chief of Staff, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (Washington)
Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Fmr. National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush (Duke)

Oct. 16: INCOME INEQUALITY
Valerie Wilson, Vice President of Research at the Economic Policy Institute (Washington)
William Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African American Studies and Economics (Duke)

Oct. 23: THE HOME FRONT: North Carolina In-Focus
Jim McCleskey (T ’85), Fmr. Director of Federal Relations, NC Governor’s Office (Washington)
Mac McCorkle (L ’77), Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy (Duke)

Nov. 13: CLOSING THE CURTAIN: WHAT HAPPENED?
Neil Newhouse, co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies (Washington)
D. Sunshine Hillygus, Associate Professor of Political Science (Duke)
Nicholas Carnes, Assistant Professor of Public Policy (Duke)