Symposium on Electing the President
Should Americans Have the Constitutional Right to Vote for Presidential Electors?

September 27, 2002
Barnard College
Columbia University
New York, NY

Organized by the Academy of Political Science and Political Science Quarterly.
Funded in part by The Carnegie Corporation of New York

Consistent with the Academy of Political Science’s mission of examining political institutions, processes, and public policies, and of enriching political discourse, the Academy held this symposium to study electoral reform possibilities in the United States. Articles presented at this symposium were published in issues of Political Science Quarterly.

Panel I: Popular Voting for President in Historical Perspective

Chair
Jim Caraley
Barnard College and Editor of Political Science Quarterly

Paper Author
Alexander Keyssar
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Panelist
Rogers Smith
University of Pennsylvania

Panel II: Federal Election Law

Chair
Louis Henkin
Columbia University

Paper Author
Michael Glennon
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Panelist
Richard Pildes
New York University

Panel III: The Electoral Vote System

Chair
Richard Pious
Barnard College

Paper Authors
Judith Best
State University of New York-Cortland

Jack Rakove
Stanford University

Panelists
Gerald Pomper
Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Graduate Center, City University of New York
 

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