University of Richmond: The Consequences of Electoral College Reform

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Jepson School of Leadership Studies: “Be Careful What You Wish For: Exploring the Consequences of Electoral College Reform”


On September 11, 2019, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, a JMC partner program, will be hosting Joshua Kaplan for a lecture on electoral college reform.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 7:00 PM
Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium • University of Richmond

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Joshua Kaplan, Notre DameJoshua Kaplan is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Among other courses, he teaches American Politics, Southern Politics, Introduction to Public Policy, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Comparative Civil Liberties, and 19th Century Political Thought. He is the author and narrator of Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance (2005) and The People and the Ballot: A History of American Political Parties (2007), both published by Recorded Books. Notre Dame’s student body presented him with the Frank O’Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2006, and he received Kaneb Awards for Excellence in Teaching in 2006 and 2000. He received Notre Dame’s Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2016 and 2009, and the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising in 2012.

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The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond draws upon the liberal arts to advance the understanding of leadership and the challenges of ethical and effective engagement in society. The study of leadership explores fundamental questions about who we are, how we live together, and how we influence the course of history. It exemplifies the spirit of the liberal arts: to educate people to take an active role in the world. The Jepson School helps students realize their distinctive capacities and apply their learning for the good of society.

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The John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship in the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies hosts conferences and speakers to discuss leadership and provide diverse intellectual perspectives. The center is named in honor of Richmond’s famous citizen, John Marshall. Marshall is best known for his long tenure as Chief Justice of the United States from 1801-1835. He also served as United States Secretary of State from 1800-1801 and briefly as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1799-1800. “It is entirely fitting that this program honor the memory of Richmond’s famous citizen, John Marshall,” says Gary L. McDowell, one of the original co-directors of the Marshall Center, “In every role, one sees his firm commitment to responsible decision-making by political leaders that lay at the foundation of his understanding of the rule of law and modern constitutionalism.”

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