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Voting in America -- 10/31/19 Daypass -- From Vote to Government: A short Guide to the Complexity of the American Electoral system
Speaker: Dr. Jenna Bednar, Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan Jenna Bednar is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, the Edie N. Goldenberg Endowed Director of the Michigan in Washington program, and a member of the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. She is the authorof an award-winning book, The Robust Federation: Principles of Design, as well as over three dozen articles on topics ranging from campaign contributions, to Medicaid reform, to institutional performance. She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Speaker’s Synopsis: In this series opener, Professor Bednar will provide an overview of the American electoral system, paying particular attention to the way that federalism shapesthe rules and the effects of the rules. We’ll consider how the system varies between states, with topics to include voting eligibility, candidate qualifications, the districting process, electoral rules, campaign finance, and direct democracy.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 10/31/2019
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorim
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED