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Gearan, Deutchman discuss Election 2010

The balance of powers has shifted, and the GOP is now in control of the House.  How will Democrats respond?  What does this mean for the next two years of the Obama Administration?  The 2010 midterm elections proved to be an exciting and invigorating time for the country, and members of the Hobart and William Smith community have the opportunity to discuss and analyze the election results.

Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman and President Mark D. Gearan will lead a discussion on what the results of the midterm elections might mean for the country at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the Cellar Pub.  Deutchman and Gearan will speak on the election and its ramifications before opening the floor to questions and comments from the audience.  Students are encouraged to voice their opinions and bring plenty of questions.

Deutchman holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in political science and economics. She has a long list of publications in major journals, the latest of which is “Electoral Challenges of Moderate Factions: Main Streeters and Blue Dogs, 1994-2008,” published in The Forum, Summer 2010, written with Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas.

Gearan has been an active figure in politics since the 1988 Dukakis presidential campaign, when he served as manager for Dukakis’ campaign, as well as Press Secretary at the campaign’s national headquarters. After Clinton won the nomination for president, Gearan became Al Gore’s campaign manager during his run for vice presidency.  During the Clinton Administration, Gearan served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and was eventually promoted to Assistant to the President and Director of Communications and Strategic Planning. Gearan went on to serve as Director of the Peace Corps before joining HWS as president in 1999.

Since the 2006 elections, a combination of faculty members including Cedric Johnson, DeWayne Lucas, Deutchman and President Gearan have participated in a number of talks on the elections. Many students have attended and the conversations have been lively.

The photo above was taken during a previous panel discussion featuring Deutchman, Johnson and Gearan.