Travers program

19th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics & Accountability in Government
 
Presented by the Charles & Louise Travers Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
 
In cooperation with the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Commonwealth Club of California. 
 
Theme: Election 2016
 
April 15, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 
Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
 
Schedule:
 
Opening remarks. 9:00 - 9:10. 
 
Panel 1. 9:15 - 10:30. Understanding the nomination races. 
 
Panelists: 
  • Keena Lipsitz (CUNY-Queens College)
  • Ryan Lizza (The New Yorker)
  • Seth Masket (University of Denver)
  • Eric Schickler (University of California, Berkeley)
 
Panel 2. 10:45 - 12:00. The dynamics of the fall campaign. 
 
Panelists: 
  • Harry Enten (fivethirtyeight.com)
  • David Karol (University of Maryland)
  • Lynn Vavreck (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Laura Stoker (University of California, Berkeley)
 
Lunch. 12:00 - 1:30. 
 
Panel 3. 1:30 - 2:45. How will voters decide in November? 
  • Matt Baretto (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Henry Olsen (Ethics and Public Policy Center)
  • Gabe Lenz (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Chris Wlezien (University of Texas, Austin)
 
Remarks on Travers Program, Department Chair. 3:00 - 3:15 
 
Panel 4. 3:15 - 4:30. Prospects for governance after the election.  
Panelists: 
  • Jennifer Lawless (American University)
  • Tom Mann (Brookings Institution and University of California, Berkeley)
  • Hans Noel (Georgetown University)
  • Rob Van Houweling (University of California, Berkeley

All panels in roundtable discussion format: 

- 20 mins. for brief initial remarks
- 30-40 mins. for panelist discussion
- 15-20 mins. for audience Q&A

 

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