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On December 4 & 5 the Wesleyan Media Project and Department of Government are co-hosting a 2016 post-election conference featuring more than 20 prominent political scientists, non-partisan experts and PBS NewsHour Correspondent John Yang ’80.
Details on the panels and topics are below. The conference is open to the public, but there will be limited seating, so please arrive a little early for any panel you wish to attend.
A panels are in Allbritton Hall, Rm 311
Sunday, December 4
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
An Overview of the 2016 Election
The opening session will review what happened in voting/the polls, advertising/campaigning and what it was like to cover the campaign from a journalism perspective.
• Brian Schaffner, University of Massachusetts Amherst
• Sarah Bryner, Center for Responsive Politics
• Michael Franz (WMP Co-Director), Bowdoin College
• John Yang, PBS NewsHour
Monday, December 5
9:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Panel 1: Media, Voting & Public Opinion
Panelists will discuss how media coverage played a role in the Trump victory, how factual corrections work (or don’t) in the Trump era, how mobile is shifting news consumption, and how anti-immigrant rhetoric affects public support for voter ID policies.
• Moderator: Travis Ridout (WMP Co-Director), Washington State University
• Danny Hayes, George Washington University
• Johanna Dunaway, Texas A&M
• Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College
• Adriano Udani, University of Missouri-St. Louis
10:35 AM – 12:10 PM
Panel 2: Political Psychology – Gender, Racism & Emotions
Panelists will discuss the role of gender and feminism, how moral words shape emotional responses, explicit racism and efforts to combat it, how authoritarianism operates and how anger and anxiety shape intolerance in the 2016 election and beyond.
• Moderator: Yamil Velez, Wesleyan University
• Keena Lipsitz, Queens College CUNY
• Matthew MacWilliams, University of Massachusetts Amherst
• Leonie Huddy, Stony Brook University
• Antoine Banks, University of Maryland, College Park
• Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University
1:20 PM – 2:40 PM
Panel 3: Campaign Finance, Special Interests & Outside Influence
Panelists will discuss what we know about spending and dark money in federal races this election cycle, whether money mattered, and how voting patterns spill over into consumer decisions and corporate/brand loyalty.
• Moderator: Erika Franklin Fowler (WMP Co-Director), Wesleyan University
• Robert Maguire, Center for Responsive Politics
• Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University
• Douglas Spencer, University of Connecticut
• Jennifer Nicoll Victor, George Mason University
2:50 PM – 4:10 PM
Panel 4: Governing After the Election
Panelists will discuss what impact the results of the 2016 election are likely to have on our institutions and governing.
• Moderator: Logan Dancey, Wesleyan University
• Paul Collins, University of Massachusetts Amherst
• Kathryn L. Pearson, University of Minnesota
• Frances Lee, University of Maryland