The Presidential Election Numbers Game: Primaries/Caucuses and the Electoral College

October 29, 2019
New York, NY

Robert Y. Shapiro, President of the Academy of Political Science and Professor at Columbia University, spoke as a guest lecturer regarding the United States' Presidential election system at the School of International and Public Affairs. The lecture was hosted by the United States Regional Specialization, CiVEC, the Urban and Social Policy Concentration, and Who's on the Ballot.

In attendance were SIPA professors and students, as well as other members of the Columbia community. Professor Shapiro gave a comprehensive overview of the Democratic and Republican Parties' primary and caucus processes, and discussed the pros and cons of the long-debated Electoral College system. His lecture was followed by an engaging question and answer session, during which he answered questions related to all aspects of the American electoral system.


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