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2018 Midterm Elections

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American University Midterm Election Experts


American University experts are available to provide insight into a broad range of issues related to the 2018 midterm elections including voting behavior, polling, public opinion, race and politics, the economy, presidential history, survey research, among others.

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AU faculty members are available for commentary on and analysis of a wide range of topics related to the 2018 midterm elections.

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The Purpose of a Liberal Education

Cornel West, a liberal philosophy professor at Harvard, and Robert George, a conservative legal scholar at Princeton, will discuss the importance of free speech and how to disagree with respect, civility, and a bit of humor, too.

Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.
AU Constitution Hall

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Health Care 2018: A Look Back & Preview of Politics, Policy

AU's Sine Institute of Policy and Politics presents a bipartisan discussion of the role of health care in the midterms and health care policy in the next Congress.

Nov. 14, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Washington College of Law, Ceremonial Classroom


What Just Happened? Breaking Down the 2018 Midterm Elections

A panel moderated by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute, will discuss the outcomes of the 2018 elections.

Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m.
Kerwin Hall, Room 301

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Breaking Down Midterm Elections 2018


SIS Professor Jordan Tama outlines the key takeaways of the 2018 midterm elections, including the near term implications for tariffs, trade, and immigration.


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Voting buttons for 2018. Red, white, and blue.

Government & Politics

Making Sense of Midterm Madness: SPA Prof Talks Voting and Turnout

Jan Leighley coauthored the book Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States.

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Panel at Separation of Powers event

Government & Politics

SPA Hosts Forum on Congress and the Separation of Powers

Scholars, researchers, and journalists gathered on Capitol Hill on Sept. 25 to discuss the theory behind the separation of powers between the branches of U.S. government and how that concept has played out in American history.

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Betsy Fischer Martin

Government & Politics

Emmy-Winning Journalist to Lead the Women & Politics Institute

Betsy Fischer Martin to lead AU SPA's Women & Politics Institute

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