Events


An Analysis of the 2016 Election
December 2, 2016
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Drinko Hall, Saxbe Auditorium
(Open to the public, no registration required)

The Democracy Studies program presents a retrospective look at the 2016 election. Panelists, including Neil Newhouse (co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies and a leading Republican pollster who served as lead pollster for Gov. Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential campaign), Alex Lundry (Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at Deeproot Analytics, and Director of Data Science for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and Director of Data Analytics for Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign), Dr. Michael Tesler (Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of California Irvine) and Dr. Jennifer Victor (Associate Professor of Political Science at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University), will discuss vote choice, candidate evaluation, and the implications of the election on national politics moving forward, among other issues. Professor Tom Wood  (Assistant Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University) will moderate Q&A after the panel discussion.


Election Central
November 8, 2016
8:00 AM – midnight
Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Rooms 1&2 (first floor)

Each federal election, Moritz College of Law’s Election Law @ Moritz program monitors Election Day developments.  The “Election Central” team of faculty experts and student researchers will be watching the Presidential race and the U.S. Senate races, which could be pivotal, to see if any races are within the margin of litigation or have given rise to legal issues deserving of analysis and comment.


Election 2016: Hacking and Other Problems?
November 8, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Moritz College of Law, Drinko 246

Democracy Studies co-director, Steve Huefner will moderate a panel of experts, including Moritz College of Law election law expert Ned Foley, Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT, and Ted Allen, Associate Professor, OSU Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, who will discuss how the voting processes of the 2016 election have unfolded, including questions about hacking, early voting, and polling place lines and voting mechanics.


OSLJ Symposium on “The Expanding First Amendment”
November 18, 2016
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Moritz College of Law, Saxbe Auditorium

The Ohio State Law Journal will host the 2016-2017 OSLJ Symposium on “The Expanding First Amendment.” The Symposium will bring together legal scholars from across the country to explore the extent and consequences of the purported recent expansion of First Amendment law. There will be four panels discussing: (1) What Is Speech Now?; (2) Speech, Association, and Democracy; (3) Speech and Public Health; and (4) Speech and Anti-Discrimination Law.  Panelists and moderators include law faculty of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Yale, Michigan, University of California-Davis, University of Virginia, Northeastern and others. For Schedule and to Register, see event page.


National Security Simulation
November 18, 2016
Ohio Union Grand Lounge, Rooms 1 & 2

This two-day event offers OSU students from a variety of programs the chance to participate in a collaborative, real-time, interdisciplinary simulation of how government leaders address national security issues. Participating students are limited to those enrolled in the sponsoring courses, but faculty are welcome to come observe any part of the event.

In addition, a keynote lunch Friday at noon is open to the entire OSU community. The keynote speaker will be Chief Judge Colleen McMahon, the Chief Judge of one of the nation’s most important courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.), based in Manhattan. Chief Judge McMahon will share her thoughts on law and leadership generally, and in connection with national security issues. A buffet lunch will be served. Location: U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union.


For more information about past events, visit Event Archives.


 

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