Miller Center

The 2012 Presidential Election in Historical Context

Ron  Formisano Ron Formisano
Christina  Wolbrecht Christina Wolbrecht
Sidney M. Milkis Sidney M. Milkis

Speakers: Ron Formisano, Christina Wolbrecht, Sidney M. Milkis
Date: October 9, 2012
Time: 12:30 PM

Please note, this special colloquium will take place on a Tuesday. 

The outcome of the 2012 presidential election will likely have historic consequences, as the two parties have adopted vastly different plans and policies for the future. Professors Ron Formisano (William T. Bryan Chair of American History at the University of Kentucky), Sid Milkis (director of Democracy & Governance Studies at the Miller Center), and Christina Wolbrecht (associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame) will contrast the two parties' vision for America, and discuss how they have arrived at their policy positions. Looking ahead, therefore, will necessitate looking back, as the 2012 election will be compared to past periods of party development and earlier important elections.

This colloquium is part of the academic conference, "American Political Parties: Past, Present, and Future."

Please RSVP to by noon on Friday, October 5.