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.
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.
What is the role of diplomacy in international relationships today?
Bucknell alumnus William Wood ’72, Ambassador to Afghanistan, 2007-2009 and Columbia 2003-2007 will share his insights on this question.
Come watch live coverage of the election results with Bucknell faculty. Pizza and drinks for all who attend.
(co-sponsored Dept. of Political Science)
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
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?
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.
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.
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.)
Sept. 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.
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.
Join panelists Prof. Ellis, Prof. Meinke and Prof. Nielson from the Department of Political Science to learn about the issues and events that will define the presidential and congressional election.
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