Election 2016: Bruce Oppenheimer, 10.19.16


This Osher Lifelong Learning course will examine the upcoming 2016 elections from every angle. We will look at the effects of political advertising as well as the changing art of political polling in an era when people avoid taking surveys. We will examine the potentially historic effects this election might have on the U.S. Congress and direction of the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, we will explore questions about how we got here. How did Hillary Clinton secure the nomination, and where in the world did Donald Trump come from? Finally, we will tangle with bigger matters. In light of what’s happened, what is the future of
American democracy?

Bruce Oppenheimer, Department of Political Science
Professor of Public Policy and Education, Vanderbilt University