On Thursday, October 16, join President Mark Gearan and three history department faculty for a panel discussion on the 2008 Presidential election.
Professors Clifton Hood and Daniel J. Singal and Assistant Professor Laura Free will examine past critical elections as a way of gaining perspective on this year’s landmark race. All three professors specialize in American history and together cover the periods from the early 19th century to the present, when prior critical elections occurred.
Free’s recent research has concentrated on suffrage rights, while Singal and Hood specialize in varied areas of American history. Their disparate scholarly interests enable them to offer a broad historical view of the upcoming election and a riveting discussion thereof.
With political expertise that includes campaigns, transition teams and the White House, President Gearan will moderate this panel discussion and bring his unique knowledge and experience of American politics to bear on it.
This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room and is sponsored by the History Department.