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DU Gears Up for Election 2016

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Madeline Phipps

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The final presidential debate is tonight, and the election is less than three weeks away. In the meantime, University of Denver faculty, staff and students are capitalizing on the national and local issues with a variety of events and educational opportunities.

Next week, the University of Denver International Law Society will host “Dear President: You are not Welcome Here” on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from noon-1 p.m. The event will convene in Ricketson Law Building, room 180, with a lively discussion of what the international response and foreign policy implications could be to a Trump or Clinton presidency.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, join Amanda Moore McBride, Morris Endowed Dean and professor at the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) for “Beers and Ballots.” McBride will lead a panel of experts at the Great Divide Brewing Co. to explore the opportunities and challenges facing voter engagement. She will be joined by Jenny Rose Flanagan, GSSW alumna and current vice president for State Operations, Common Cause and Jennifer Greenfield, assistant professor at GSSW. 

Campus will be busy on election day — this year, DU will be a polling location. Voters can drop off their ballots or vote at Centennial Towers on Monday the 7th and Tuesday the 8th. 

After the votes are counted and the winners are announced, several DU faculty members and community leaders will present events. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Christopher Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Floyd Ciruli, director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research will discuss "Election 2016 Fallout: National and International Ramifications." The event will be held in Maglione Hall in the Sie Complex from 5-7 p.m. RSVP to

The division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will convene for a panel entitled “The Election 2016: What We Learned and What Comes Next” on Thursday, Nov. 10. The panel will be held in the Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Speakers will include Seth Masket, professor of political science, Deborah Avant, professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Sam Kamin, Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy, Lisa Martinez, associate professor of sociology, Nancy Wadsworth, associate professor of political science, and Megan Verlee, reporter at Colorado Public Radio. 

Our faculty experts are available to provide commentary on a variety of different topics, from the role of political parties in this election to how the passage of Colorado ballot measures will or won’t affect the economy. Don’t forget to check the Newsroom in the coming weeks for more election commentary.