Symposium: Social Science, Presidential Campaigns and Political Reporting

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Date/Time:Monday, 04 Feb 2013 at 9:00 am
Location:South Ballroom, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:Lectures Program
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The Harkin Institute of Public Policy will bring together scholars and journalists for this day-long symposium focused on the 2012 elections. Why did the elections go the way they did and what do they mean for public policy in the future.

Symposium Schedule

9:15 a.m., Welcome and opening comments
Dave Peterson, Interim Director, Harkin Institute of Public Policy, Iowa State University

9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Experiments in Messaging: Insights from Psychology
Joanne Miller, University of Minnesota

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., What We Don't Know about Campaign Mobilization
Scott McClurg, Southern Illinois University

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Did the 2012 Ground Game Matter?
Seth Masket, University of Denver

2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Did Obama's Campaign Win Him the Election?
John Sides, George Washington University, and Lynn Vavreck, University of California, Los Angeles

8:00 p.m., How New Campaign Styles Win Elections
Great Hall, Memorial Union
Ryan Lizza, New Yorker, and Sasha Issenberg, Slate.com