U-M panel examines ‘The Trump Phenomenon’

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DATE: 12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016

EVENT: Political scientists at the University of Michigan and Duke University will hold a roundtable discussion examining “The Trump Phenomenon”—Donald Trump’s political rise to power from a former Democratic Party supporter to presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

The panelists will review ongoing public opinion research on Trump’s popularity and offer commentary on the campaign season. They will also provide historical perspectives on the Republican Party and on past “outsider” presidential candidates.

The event is free and open to the public. Panelists include:

  • Ken Kollman, director of the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research and professor of political science. His research focuses on political parties and organizations, elections, lobbying, federal systems, and American and comparative politics.
  • Michael Traugott, research professor in the Center for Political Studies and emeritus professor of communication studies and political science. He is an authority on political communication, public opinion, media polling and campaign surveys.
  • Ted Brader, research professor in the Center for Political Studies and professor of political science. His research focuses on the role of emotions in politics, political partisanship, media effects on public opinion and political psychology.
  • Ashley Jardina, who received her doctorate in political science from U-M, is an assistant professor of political science at Duke University. Her work focuses on racial conflict and the way in which group identities influence voting behavior and political preferences in the U.S.

PLACE: Institute for Social Research, Suite 1430, 426 Thompson St., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

CONTACT: Kory Zhao, 734-647-9069, koryzhao@umich.edu

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