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The Day After Election Day: An Expert Recap

November 4, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Sanford School of Public Policy invites you to join Mac McCorkle and Deondra Rose of Polis: Duke’s Center for Politics on November 4, the day after the election, to discuss what happened and what comes next with Duke experts in the fields of constitutional and election law, political science, media and from a comparative election observer perspective.

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Expert panelists:

John Aldrich, Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science, specializes in American politics and behavior, formal theory, and methodology. He is a prolific writer, authoring or co-authoring books like Change and Continuity in the 2016 and 2018 Elections, and with articles appearing in journals like the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science and Journal of Politics. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served as co-editor of the American Journal of Political Science and as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, Italy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served as President of the southern Political Science association, Midwest Political Science Association, and the American Political Science Association.

Bill Adair is the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism & Public Policy and the Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. One of 25 Knight Chairs at universities around the country, Adair’s research and teaching focuses on fact-checking and accountability journalism. Adair has been recognized as a leader in fact-checking and digital media, having launched the Pulitzer Prize-winning website Politifact in 2007, and co-founded the International Fact-Checking Network, the global association of fact-checking organizations. His awards include the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (with the PolitiFact staff), the Manship Prize for New Media in Democratic Discourse and the Everett Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress.

Guy-Uriel Charles is the co-director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics and race. Charles is a past member of the National Research Commission on Elections and Voting and the Century Foundation Working Group on Election Reform. He has co-authored two leading casebooks, and published over 30 articles in journals including the Harvard Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, The Cornell Law Review, The Michigan Law Review, The Michigan Journal of Race and Law, The Georgetown Law Journal, The Journal of Politics, The California Law Review, The North Carolina Law Review, and others. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Berkeley, Georgetown, Virginia, and Columbia law schools.

Judith Kelley is the Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Kelley is a political scientist and expert on international relations, as well as a senior fellow with the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Kelley’s work focuses on how states, international organizations and NGOs can promote domestic political reforms in problem states, and how international norms, laws and other governance tools influence state behavior.  Her work addresses human rights and democracy, international election observation, and human trafficking. Past work has focused on the International Criminal Court, the European Union and other international organizations.


November 4, 2020


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm