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The Electoral College


Dec 07 2016


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

The Electoral College

The Past, Present & Future of the Electoral College

A Conversation with John Aldrich and Reeve Huston

Join us for a discussion with political scientist John Aldrich and historian Reeve Huston about the role of the electoral college in U.S. politics. Why and how was it created? What have been the justifications for it and arguments against it? What is its role in contemporary politics? Are there feasible alternatives for the future?

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


John Aldrich

Duke University

John Aldrich is the Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science. He specializes in American politics and behavior, formal theory, and methodology. Books he has authored or co-authored include: Interdisciplinarity: Its Role in a Discipline-based Academy; Why Parties?; Before the Convention; and a series of books on elections, the most recent of which is Change and Continuity…...

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Reeve Huston

Duke University

Reeve Huston is Associate Professor of History at Duke University. His research focuses on the emergence of two-party democracy in the United States--a process that took place between the 1790s and the 1840s. He also thinks and writes about social and political conflicts over the distribution of land in North America during…...

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