Deconstruct the 2012 presidential election with authors Balz, Sides, Vavreck

An impressive collection of political insiders will dissect the 2012 presidential election campaign Sept. 24 at a public event at the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

Participating in the discussion will be:

  • Dan Balz, author of Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
  • David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times
  • First Amendment Center Founder John Seigenthaler
  • Lynn Vavreck and John Sides, authors of The Gamble: The Hand You’re Dealt

The event will begin 4:30 p.m. with a book sale and signing in the lecture hall and rotunda at the First Amendment Center, 1207 18th Ave. S. The discussion follows at 5:30 p.m. and reception/book signing at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsors include the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt, First Amendment Center, Parnassus Books, Vanderbilt Department of Political Science and the Vanderbilt Speakers Committee.