‘The 2016 Presidential Election:It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over’

Published: 20 October 2016

Event 25 October with Professor Christopher Carman(University of Glasgow)

Date: 25 October 2016

Time: 6pm

Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre

The 2016 U.S. Presidential cycle has been one of the longest, most contentious and just plain bizarre in living memory.  With the two most unpopular candidates (since polling began) competing in an increasingly acrimonious campaign, what can we expect to be the result when we awake on 9 November?  Professor Carman will attempt to make sense of the unique 2016 campaign, looking to the outcome on 8 November and the broader implications of the election for U.S. politics and society.

Christopher J. Carman is the Stevenson Professor of Citizenship at the University of Glasgow. He has previously taught at the Universities of Strathclyde and Pittsburgh. He research focuses on political representation and its alternatives (e.g., public petitions systems), elections and electoral processes, public opinion and public policy. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as co-authored several books examining politics, elections and representation in the United States, Scotland and the wider United Kingdom. At the University of Glasgow Professor Carman has served as the Head of Subject (Politics), the Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences (the largest School in the University, made up of the subject areas of Politics; Sociology; Urban Studies & Public Policy; Economic & Social History; and Central & Eastern European Studies) and currently is the Deputy Head of the School and Research Convener of Social and Political Sciences.

First published: 20 October 2016