Post-Election Analysis with Dan Schnur and Jennifer Kavanagh

Dr. Jennifer Kavanagh

Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Dan Schnur

Politics Professor - USC, Pepperdine, Berkeley

November 16, 2020 10:30 AM    Webinar

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As the country begins to shift out of a complicated election year, many Americans are wondering: What are the lessons and key takeaways from this cycle? What did we learn about the nation’s voting process, partisan alignments, institutional practices, and the relationship between the American voter and the elected representatives of our democracy?

Join us on Monday, November 16th for a talk with two key political experts who will look beyond the candidates to analyze the guiding principles of our democratic infrastructure. The discussion will be led by Jennifer Kavanagh of the RAND Corporation, who spearheaded their Conducting Elections During a Pandemic Project, which looked at voting processes state-by-state and analyzed safety and integrity concerns, potential flaws, and suggestions to improve voting practices. Dr. Kavanagh will be hosted by Political Communications Professor Dan Schnur, who has provided expert analysis on elections through several cycles. The conversation will offer an in-depth post-mortem of the 2020 Election as it stands, and explore how states may change their election structure and voting processes in the future.

About the Conducting Elections During a Pandemic Project

Jennifer Kavanagh is director of the Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program in the RAND Arroyo Center and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. She also leads RAND’s Countering Truth Decay initiative, a portfolio of projects exploring the diminishing reliance on facts and analysis in U.S. political and civil discourse. Her research focuses on U.S. defense strategy, international conflict and military interventions, disinformation, and the relationship between U.S. political and media institutions. She is a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and also teaches research methods courses as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Kavanagh graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government and a minor in Russian language. She earned her Ph.D. in political science and public policy at the University of Michigan.

Dan Schnur is a Professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications, the University of California – Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, where he teaches courses in politics, communications and leadership. Dan was the director of the Sacramento Bee’s “California Influencers” series, in which he led a weekly online conversation among 100 of the state’s most respected experts in politics, government and public policy around the 2018 election. He is also a board member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall.

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