Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Register here to join the webinar.
The 2020 presidential and congressional elections are widely viewed as the most consequential in recent American history. The campaign has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 environment global pandemic, the most serious economic decline since the Great Depression and a nationwide demand for social justice and police reform. Voting by mail will be more prevalent than ever before, even as the president challenges the legitimacy of such votes and the campaign has been marked by attacks and counter attacks, perhaps more rancorous than any since 1800. With the White House and the U.S. Senate in the balance, this will be an historic night.
Join students, faculty, and alumni for the Taubman Center Election Night Watch Party which will feature a faculty panel previewing expectations for the night’s results and highlighting bellwethers to watch.
The faculty panel will begin at 7:00pm. The webcast will include television coverage of returns as they are reported with a series of expert commentators joining discussion as the evening progresses.
Please see below for the list of speakers:
Panel (7:00pm - 8:00pm)
- Rich Arenberg (Brown University)
- Rose McDermott (Brown University)
- James Morone (Brown University)
- Carrie Nordlund (Brown University)
Commentary (8:00pm - 11:00pm)
8:00pm - 9:00pm -
- Kimberly Collins '22 (Brown University Student)
- Jenny Backus '90 (Backus Consulting LLC, Former DNC Communications Director/Obama official) & Brian Jones (Black Rock Group Team)
- Daniel Urman (Northeastern University School of Law)
- Pam Thiessen (Chief of Staff for Senator Rob Portman (R-OH))
9:00pm - 10:00pm -
- Heidi Heitkamp (Former United States Senator)
- Rose Lang-Maso ‘20 & Leonardo Moraveg '22 (Brown University Alum & Brown University Student))
- Rick Barton (Former Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Author)
- Dennis Kanin (Senator Paul Tsongas for President Campaign)
10:00pm - 11:00pm -