Fall 2012 O’Neill Conference Announced


October 09, 2012

The Presidential Election of 2012: A Red or Blue Future?
A Conference Sponsored by the Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Public Life

Date & Time: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Raytheon Amphitheatre, Egan Center, Northeastern University,
360 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115

Speakers include:

Special Presentation: Professor Michael S. Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University, former Governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate, “One of a Kind: The Presidential Campaign from the Perspective of a Former Presidential Candidate” (Morning session, 11 o’clock)

Laura L. Frader, Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Professor of History, Northeastern University, Introductory Remarks

William Crotty, Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Public Life and Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University, “The Presidential Race of 2012: Assessing the Candidates and the Campaign”

Charles L. Prysby, Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, “The Dynamics of the Vote: Explaining the Outcome”

John McGlennon, Professor and Chair of Government, College of William and Mary, “The Partisan, Regional and Policy Meaning of the Election”

Shayla C. Nunnally, Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut, “African American Views on Race in the Presidential Election”

James A. Morone, Professor and Chair of Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University, “National Health Care, Obamacare v. Romneycare and the 2012 Presidential Campaign”

Jeff Clements, President and co-Founder of Free Speech for People and author of Corporations are Not People, “Have the People Spoken? The Election, Citizens United and the Corruption of American Democracy.” Attorney and public interest advocate (Luncheon speaker, 12 noon- 2p.m., by invitation only)

Click here for a full list of conference speakers!
~ All interested persons are welcome to attend ~

Conference organizer: Professor William Crotty, Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Public

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