From the Iowa caucus to Inauguration Day, in presidential elections the game of politics captivates America. The final scoreboard is produced by voters on Election Day, but the race is scored each day with the release of new national and swing state polls. With each fresh polling result, one side rejoices while the other looks to discredit its methods. Partisanship is the force that determines which side of that debate one is on and it is partisanship that turns politics into sport. It's us versus them. The 2012 Bulen Symposium on American Politics promises to bring many and varied perspectives on the game of politics.
9:00 am Welcome
Dean, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, Professor of Political Science
9:10 am Morning Keynote Address
President, Hathaway Strategies
Program Director, 2012 Republican National Convention
10:00 am Media Panel
Amos Brown, Host, Afternoons with Amos
Jim Shella, Political Report, WISH TV, Host, Indiana Review
Mary Beth Schneider, State Government and Political Reporter, The Indianapolis Star
11:15 am "Voting in an Era of Polarization: The 2012 Elections and Beyond"
Alan I. Abramowitz, Alben W. Barkely Professor of Political Science, Emory University
12:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Afternoon Keynote Address
Greg Ballard, Mayor, Indianapolis, Indiana
2:00 pm State of the Party
Eric Holcomb, State Chair, Indiana Republican Party
Daniel Parker, State Chair, Indiana Democratic Party
Registration fee: Free for IUPUI Students, for all others $35 -- includes lunch and all sessions Register by Wednesday, November 21, 2012 or check in for last minute game-changers at http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/bulen
Since 1998, the Bulen Symposium has been a premier forum for discussion of America's political parties and other issues relating to our political system. The symposium, named in memory of party activist and local leader L. Keith Bulen, takes place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) every other year following national elections.
There are no upcoming dates for this event.