Fall Lecture and Discussion Series

Election 2016: What's at stake?

While the news about this year's election has been dominated by discussions about the personalities of the candidates for president, the election of officials at all levels will have important implications for the formation of policy. 

Join us as we ask the vital policy questions.

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News from the Institute

Public Policy Students Sweep Research Awards

Student researchers from the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy summer research program swept the awards in the Social Sciences and Humanities division of the sixth annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on July 27, 2016.

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Upcoming Events


Lecture

Peter Ennis

Oct. 13, ELC Forum, 7 p.m. 
"Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World"

Peter Enns, Executive Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University.

(co-sponsored by Dept. of Political Science)

Pizza & Policy Forum

Oct. 20, Academic West Bldg., Events Lounge, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
"Immigration Policy and the 2016 Elections"

Professors Durden (SOCI), Hecock (POLS) and James (POLS) will discuss current US policies with respect to immigration, the economic, cultural, and philosophical issues behind immigration policy, and the importance of immigration in the 2016 election.

Pizza & Policy Forum

Oct. 27,  Academic West Bldg., Events Lounge, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
"Trade Deal or Trade War? National Politics and the Future of Trade Relations"

Professors Doces (POLS), Lin (ECON) and Magee (ECON) will discuss the policy debate surrounding trade deals in this year's election. What are the politics involved, what will be the impact on workers and the global economy, and how will the international community react? 

Lecture

Jennifer Lawless

Nov. 1, ELC Forum, 7 p.m.
"Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to Politics."

Jennifer Lawless is the Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University.

(co-sponsored by the Dept. of Political Science)

Pizza & Policy Forum

Nov. 8, ELC Forum, 8 p.m. 
Election Return Watching with BIPP Faculty

Come watch live coverage of the election results with Bucknell faculty.  Pizza and drinks for all who attend.

(co-sponsored Dept. of Political Science)

Pizza & Policy Forum

Nov. 9, Academic West Bldg., Events Lounge, 12 - 1 p.m.
Election Recap

Who won and who lost? Professors from the Department of Political Science will discuss lessons learned from 2016.

Pizza and drinks for all who attend.

Recent Events


Pizza and Policy Debate

Sept. 26, ELC Forum, 8 p.m. 

Prior to the debate, Professors from the Department of Political Science will be on hand to discuss the candidates and where they stand on the issues. Pizza and drinks for all who attend. 

(Sponsored by BIPP and Political Science Dept.)

Election 2016 Policy Panel

Sept. 23, Academic West Bldg. Events Lounge, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

With the election only weeks away, what are the policy positions of the candidates? Prof. Durden (SOCI), Prof. Magee (ECON) and Prof. Wolaver, Director of the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy will be discussing immigration, trade and healthcare policy issues from the current campaigns.

(Sponsored by BIPP and Political Science Dept.)

Lecture

David KarolSept. 22, ELC Forum 7 p.m. 
Does the Party Still Decide? Presidential Nominations in 2016 and Beyond

David Karol: Associate Professor at University of Maryland Department of Government and Politics.

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Pizza and Policy Forum
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Prof. Massaro (Geography) and her students; Ty Chung, Maddie Galvez, and Patricha Williams, will talk about their ongoing research on over policing and gentrification in minority communities in Philadelphia.

Pizza and Policy Forum

Prof. Massaro (Geography) and her students; Ty Chung, Maddie Galvez, and Patricha Williams, will talk about their ongoing research on over policing and gentrification in minority communities in Philadelphia.

Lecture
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Join panelists Prof. Ellis, Prof. Meinke and Prof. Nielson from the Department of Politcal Science to learn about the issues and events that will define the presidential and congressional election.

Pizza and Policy Forum

Join panelists Prof. Ellis, Prof. Meinke and Prof. Nielson from the Department of Politcal Science to learn about the issues and events that will define the presidential and congressional election.

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