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Policy Pub examines 2020 election

Although most analysts and politicians are praising the 2020 election process and calling it a sterling example of American democracy, the campaigns leading up to it have been anything but typical, according to Hans Hassell, director of Florida State University’s new Institute of Politics and an associate professor of political science.

In his presentation at the next session of the popular public forum series Policy Pub, Hassell will talk about politics in a time of crisis and change and other new realities that have made this year’s national elections unlike any others.

The event, which is presented free and open to the public as an online webinar, takes place:

5:30-6:30 P.M.

“Campaigns in a New Environment: A Retrospective into Political Campaigns in 2020”
Register to attend at this link
(You will receive an email reply with a link to attend the webinar)

The presentation will last approximately 15-20 minutes, with time for audience questions and discussion to follow.

Unlike Zoom meetings where every participant is visible to all others “in the room,” the Policy Pub webinar format features a moderator and a presenter on screen, sharing visual materials related to the topic of the night. Attendees can choose to submit questions or comments through a written chat option to interact with the facilitator, speaker and other attendees.

The Policy Pub series, sponsored by the FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, was held for several years at Backwoods Bistro in downtown Tallahassee, but moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the live events usually saw capacity crowds, attendance has skyrocketed since transitioning to the virtual webinar format.

This will be the final Policy Pub for the fall. The series will continue after the first of next year.

For more about Policy Pub, visit this link.