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The Past, Present, & Future of the Electoral College

Professors John Aldrich & Reeve Huston
December 7th, 2016
12:00 PM


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem Room 011)

Light lunch served starting at 11:45

Join us for a discussion with political scientist John Aldrich and historian Reeve Huston about the role of the electoral college in US politics. Why and how was it created? What have been the justifications for it and arguments against it? What is its role in contemporary politics? Are there feasible alternatives for the future? 


John Aldrich

Duke University

John Aldrich is the Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science. He specializes in American politics and behavior, formal theory, and methodology. Books he has authored or co-authored include: Interdisciplinarity: Its Role in a Discipline-based Academy...

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Reeve Huston

Duke University

Reeve Huston is Associate Professor of History at Duke University. His research focuses on the emergence of two-party democracy in the United States--a process that took place between the 1790s and the 1840s. He also thinks and writes about social ...

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