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Super Tuesday: What Happened and What Does it Mean for Election 2020?

A Stanford University Women's Club Community Political Panel
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Room 104
Shriram Center for Bioenginering and Chemical Engineerng
443 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

Join us for an informative “Community Political Panel” sponsored jointly for the Stanford Community by the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Stanford University Women’s Club which will be held at the Shriram Center on campus 5:30-7:00 pm on “Super Thursday” (i.e., the Thursday after Super Tuesday).  

At this event three political science professors --David Brady and Bruce Cain from Stanford, and special guest faculty from Colby College, Professor Sandy Maisel—will discuss and debate the implications of the Super Tuesday primaries outcomes.  These friends and scholars of American Politics, with over 150 years of expertise in American politics among them, met at Colby College in 2019 to debate the “Future of American Democracy.”   On March 5th, just 2 days after the March 3rd Super Tuesday Primaries, Professors Brady, Cain and Maisel will debate the outcome and implications of Super Tuesday for the 2020 Presidential Election and the future of American democracy. 

Note re Location:  Room 104 of the Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering; building is located at 443 Via Ortega, far west side of the Science and Engineering Quad (SEQ), across from Y2E2, at the corner of Via Ortega and Via Pueblo.

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David Brady holds the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science in the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and held the Morris M. Doyle Centennial Chair in Public Policy (emeritus). He is Deputy Director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and has published seven books and over 100 papers in journals and books. Among his most recent publications are Leadership and Growth (World Bank Publications, 2010) coedited with Michael Spence, Revolving Gridlock: Politics and Policy from Carter to Bush II (Westview Press, 2006), and Red and Blue Nation? Characteristics and Causes of America’s Polarized Politics with Pietro Nivola (Brookings Institution Press, 2007).

Bruce Cain is the Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, and Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences.  He is an expert in U.S. politics, particularly the politics of California and the American West. A pioneer in computer-assisted redistricting, he is a prominent scholar of elections, political regulation, and the relationships between lobbyists and elected officials.  He was Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley from 1990-2007 and Executive Director of the UC Washington Center from 2005-2012.  He has published extensively in political science journals on the electoral process, and authored or edited over 20 books on American’s political and electoral processes.  His most recent book is Democracy More or Less: America's Political Reform Quandary, Cambridge University Press, 2014. 

L. Sandy Maisel is the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government and founding director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  He is author or editor of over 20 books, including Trumping Ethical Norms:  Teachers, Preachers, Pollsters and the Media Respond to Donald Trump; American Political Parties and Elections:  A Very Short Introduction; and Evaluating Campaign Quality:  Can the Electoral Process Be Improved?  He has twice been awarded Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer grants (The Philippines in 1998 and Brazil in 2012), and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington and at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.


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Stanford University Women's Club
The Bill Lane Center for the American West
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