Rhodes College: “The 2020 Elections: What Just Happened?”

White House, 2019

The Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy: “The 2020 Election: What Just Happened?”


The Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy at Rhodes College, a JMC partner program, will be holding two JMC-sponsored webinars on the topic of “The 2020 Elections: What Just Happened?”

The first, with JMC board member James Ceaser, will take place on November 6. The second, on November 9, will feature Michael Nelson. Professors Ceaser and Nelson will each give their perspectives of the 2020 election and answer questions from the audience.

To submit a question before the discussions, please email Mrs. Baker at bakerj@rhodes.edu.

James Ceaser – Friday, November 6, 2020 • 3:00 PM
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Michael Nelson – Monday, November 9, 2020 • 3:00 PM
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Both events are being held virtually through Zoom.



James Ceaser headshotJames Ceaser is the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. In addition, he is the Director for Constitutionalism and Democracy and was a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection (Princeton University PRess, 1979), Liberal Democracy and Political Science (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992), and Reconstructing America (Yale University Press, 2000). Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. He is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.

Professor Ceaser is a JMC board member and faculty partner.

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Michael NelsonMichael Nelson is a Faculty Senior Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College. In addition to numerous articles, he has published multiple books, including Resilient America: Electing Nixon, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government (2014); The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776–2014, with Sidney Milkis (2015); The Presidency and the Political System, 10th ed. (2014); and The Elections of 2016 (2017). Although most of his pieces have been about American politics and government, he also has written about C. S. Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Charles Dickens, Garrison Keillor, football, and baseball. He is editor of the American Presidential Elections book series for the University Press of Kansas and is currently writing a book about the 1992 election.

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