UM to Host Faculty Panels on 2016 Presidential Election

October 14, 2016

MISSOULA – The Department of Political Science at the University of Montana will host two faculty panels about the 2016 presidential election in coming weeks.

The panels are co-sponsored by the Davidson Honors College, the Global Leadership Initiative, Pi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Mu (the political science honors society), Montana Model UN and the Project on American Democracy and Citizenship.

A panel about foreign policy and the election will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the third-floor University Center Theater. The presenters and their topics will be:

  • Karen Ruth Adams, “U.S. Power and Role in the World.”
  • Abhishek Chatterjee, “Trade/Economic Policies.”
  • Anna Conley, “U.S. Compliance with International Law.”
  • Brock Tessman, “Risk Propensity and Foreign Policy.”

A panel about U.S. domestic issues and the election will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the UC Theater. The presenters and their topics will be:

  • Christopher Muste, “Pre-election Polling, Electoral College.”
  • Jeff Greene, “The Economy and the Election.”
  • Lee Banville, “Media Coverage and ‘Post-Truth’ Politics.”
  • Anthony Johnstone, “Legal Implications (Supreme Court, Civil Rights, etc.)

For more information email karen.adams@umontana.edu or call 406-243-2721.

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Contact: Karen Ruth Adams, associate professor and department chair, UM Department of Political Science, 406-243-2721, karen.adams@mso.umt.edu.