‘The Elections of 2020’

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‘The Elections of 2020’

Michael Nelson, Barbara Perry

Thursday, December 09, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
Event Details

Miller Center scholars Barbara Perry and Michael Nelson discuss Nelson's book The Elections of 2020, a collection of essays by an all-star team of political scientists in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 general election. The book chronicles every stage of the presidential race as well as the congressional elections, paying additional attention to the role of the media and campaign finance in the process. Broad in coverage and bolstered by tables and figures presenting exit polls and voting results in the primaries, caucuses, and the general election, these essays discuss the consequences of these elections for the presidency, Congress, and the larger political system.



Thursday, December 09, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
Online webinar
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Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a senior fellow at the Miller Center. He has published multiple books, including Resilient America: Electing Nixon, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government, which won the Richard Neustadt Award for best book on the presidency published in 2014. Other recent books are The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776–2018, with Sidney Milkis (2020); The Presidency and the Political System, 12th ed.(2020); and The Elections of 2016 (2017). He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Politics and Political Science Quarterly, and in periodicals such as Virginia Quarterly Review, Claremont Review of Books, and Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Barbara Perry

Barbara A. Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 16 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. Perry has conducted more than 120 interviews for the George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama Presidential Oral History Projects; participated in the Bill Clinton interviews; directed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project; and co-directs the Hillary Rodham Clinton Oral History Project. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.