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Policy Talks: Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Peter Loewen on the U.S. mid-term elections

Thursday, November 22, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 202
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Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Peter Loewen will discuss the results and implications of the U.S. mid-term elections.

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant will speak on A Pink Wave? Women Candidates and Voters in the 2018 US Midterm Elections. 

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (Ph.D. McGill) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University, and the Director of both the Queen’s Institute of Intergovernmental Relations (IIGR) as well as the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA). Her research focuses on Canadian and comparative politics, with particular interests in electoral politics, voting behaviour, and public opinion; news media; and the political representation of women. 

Peter Loewen will speak on Polarization, Gerrymandering and Broken Politics: Is there any going back? 

Peter Loewen is the former Director of the now-merged School of Public Policy and Governance and is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He works on questions of elite and citizen behaviour and the role of technology in improving governance and representation. He has published in leading journals including the Proceedings of the National Academic of SciencesAmerican Journal of Political ScienceJournal of PoliticsTransactions of the Royal Society B, and Political Communication. He regularly engages in public debate, and acts as a consultant to several public and private organizations. 

Celia Russell
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