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The Meaning of the Midterms: Who Counted? Who Voted?

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
Panel at "The Meaning of Midterms".
The Meaning of the Midterms: Who Counted? Who Voted? Left to right: Asma Khalid, Aimee Allison, Sarah Lenti, Katherine J. Cramer, Robert O. Self RI ’08 Photo by Kevin Grady

The year 2018 will be remembered for its surge in women's candidacies. Whether through individual, high-profile victories or the sheer force of hundreds upon hundreds of women standing for office, the midterm electoral cycle reflected options at the local, state, and national levels that were starkly different from any that Americans have confronted before at the ballot box. This panel will offer an analysis of the election results through a diverse set of perspectives—academic, experiential, gendered, generational, geographic, and political—to enhance our understanding of the roles of and results for women, people of color, immigrants, and other historically underrepresented groups.

Free and open to the public.

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Aimee Allison, president, Democracy in Color

Katherine J. Cramer, professor of political science, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sarah Lenti, board member, Serve America Movement, and political consultant

Robert O. Self RI ’08, Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of American History, Brown University


Asma Khalid, political reporter, NPR

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