popkin2How a political party "CRacks up"

An analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election

Samuel L. Popkin is a professor of political science at the University of California San Diego.  He also has been on the faculty at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Texas.  He received his B.S. in Mathematics and Political Science and his Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT. Dr. Popkin will be providing a non-partisan analysis of how a party "cracks up" and how this has happened over time. Given this year's election cycle, there is a lot to discuss!  Dinner and social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7:00 p.m.  This event is co-hosted by the MIT Club and Harvard Club of San Diego.  Light dinner and drinks will be served.  For questions, please email Amy Sewick.


Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Cost: HCSD members and guests - $10, non-members - $15

Location: Room 3203 on the second floor of Building Three at the Graduate School of Policy and Strategy at UCSD.  You can refer to the GPS website and select “Building 3”.  From there, you can find a Google Map that shows the exact location. Parking information can be found here. You will need to purchase visitor parking passes which can be purchased at parking lots near the school venue.  The closest parking lot is “Pangea Parking Lot.”



About the speaker: 

Dr. Popkin is author of  the The Republican Crackup (forthcoming 2017.)  He is also author of The Candidate: What it Takes to Win — and Hold — the White House.  The New York Times hailed the book as a “management bible for the business of presidential campaigning” and  an Editor’s Choice.  The Washington Post  called it “compelling history” and “a fix for political junkies” and the Financial Times compared it to Theodore H White’s The Making of the President, 1960.   His previous book, “The Reasoning Voter” has been hailed as a "classic" by Joe Klein in Time magazine.  and is widely cited in Washington as well as in academia.  James Carville wrote "If you're preparing to run a presidential campaign and only have time to read one book, make sure you read Sam Popkin's The Reasoning Voter. If you have time to read two books, read The Reasoning Voter twice."


Dr. Popkin is an active participant as well as an academic analyst of presidential elections.  He consulted for Yougov/Polimetrix on their polling for The Economist, and for CBS News on exit polls and the CBS/New York Times poll.  He has also consulted for polling, targeting and strategy in the presidential campaigns of Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George McGovern and was part of a group of decision theorists advising the Obama campaign in 2012.  Dr. Popkin also played Ronald Reagan for Jimmy Carter in the practice debates held before the 1980 Carter-Reagan debate.

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