The Midterm Elections: A Panel Discussion

Thu November 8th 2018, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Event Sponsor
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Hauck Auditorium
David and Joan Traitel Building of Hoover Institution
435 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Admission Information

Open to the Public – Register by November 7

The Midterm Elections: A Panel Discussion

Two days after the midterm elections, join a panel of Stanford experts to discuss the election outcomes. What do they mean for Congress, for the Republican and Democratic parties, and for Trump? How many Americans voted, who were they, and what issues mattered to their votes? The panel will contextualize the election results within broader trends in American democracy.

Panel Discussion


  • Bruce E. Cain, Eccles Family Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University
  • Nathaniel Persily, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School
  • Douglas Rivers, Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University
  • Didi Kuo, Academic Research & Program Manager, Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
  • Morris Fiorina, Wendt Family Professor and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Francis Fukuyama, Moderator