• Former Delaware Governor and U.S. Representative Michael Castle ‘61 joined members of the Hamilton community for a discussion about the recent election and American politics in general.

  • Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Chair of International Affairs and Professor of Government, recently discussed elections and U.S. foreign policy in an online conference hosted by the Valdai Discussion Club.

  • The newly formed Hamilton Coalition for Justice and Democracy, born of a commitment to protect America’s democracy, held its inaugural meeting on Nov. 5 in response to President Trump’s false and problematic claims about the 2020 election. Thursday evening’s event attracted around 80 participants, including both students and faculty.

  • Hamilton Government Professor Phil Klinkner, along with several other faculty from the Government Department, hosted live election coverage discussing the presidential race and its potential implications on Election Day, Nov. 3. Klinkner also provided analysis of incoming data and results with assistance from students in his “Political Parties and Elections” course.

  • A pandemic coupled with a presidential election have made for a challenging but successful season for the HamVotes team of students, faculty, and staff as they have focused on increasing the voter participation at the College.

  • A paper on the “Economic Consequences of the US Elections,” by Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Chair of International Affairs and Professor of Government, was recently published by the Valdai Discussion Club.

  • "The pandemic is hitting counties that voted for Hillary Clinton harder — for now," an essay published by Vox and written by Professor of Government Philip Klinkner, focuses on how Democrats and Republicans have experienced the pandemic in objectively different ways.

  • The small state of New Hampshire is famous in the political world for its early presidential primary, a contest that has catapulted underdogs such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and John McCain to eventual nomination. For two weeks in January, eight Hamilton students got a first-hand look at the presidential nomination process in Nashua, N.H.

  • This past summer, numerous Hamilton students watched presidential candidates travel the country debating, meeting voters, and addressing some of the most pressing issues facing America. Peri Kessler ’22, Jarrod Gerstein ’20, Gabrielle Colchete ’21, and Sarine Arzoumanian ’22 did more than follow the action—they were on the ground organizing, fundraising, and spreading the messages of their respective candidates. Through their internships, each student had the opportunity to connect with the American political process and make a difference in the 2020 election cycle.

  • Why the 2018 midterms are just as important as 2016, an essay published by James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner in the Washington Post’s Made by History section, explains how “midterm elections are often as transformational and consequential as presidential elections.”


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