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Election 2018: What Happened and Why?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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A post election conversation sponsored by the Saul I. Stern Professorship of Civic Engagement.


William A. Galston is the Ezra K. Zilkha chair in Governance Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also a College Park professor at the University of Maryland and formerly the Saul Stern professor. He specializes in issues of American public philosophy and political institutions. A former policy advisor to President Clinton and presidential candidates, he is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections. His current research focuses on designing a new social contract and the implications of political polarization.

Jeremy D. Rosner (PhD. ’07) is executive vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner in Washington, DC, and is a leading pollster and strategic consultant for political parties, candidates, governments, NGOs, and corporations around the globe. His work focuses particularly on electoral campaigns in Central Europe and Latin America, as well as on the politics of US foreign policy.  Prior to his work as a pollster and political consultant, he served as a Special Adviser to President Clinton and Secretary of State Albright and senior staff on the Clinton National Security Council, and earlier worked on the presidential campaign of Walter Mondale in 1984, and for US Senators Gary Hart and Bob Kerrey.

I.M. “Mac” Destler is the Saul Stern professor of Civic Engagement at the UMD School of Public Policy; director of the program on International Security and Economic Policy; and senior fellow at the Center for International and Security Policy at Maryland (CISSM). He specializes in the politics and processes of U.S. foreign policymaking. He is co-author, with Ivo H. Daalder, of In the Shadow of the Oval Office (Simon and Schuster, 2009), which analyzes the role of the President's national security adviser from the Kennedy through the George W. Bush administration. His American Trade Politics (Institute for International Economics, 4th edition, 2005) won the Gladys M. Kammerer Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book on U.S. national policy.

SPP Atrium, Van Munching Hall