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Announcing the Fifth Annual CAPR Mini- Conference: Activism and American Political Parties

Jan 02, 2016

We are pleased to announce our fifth annual mini-conference centered on the theme Activism and American Political Parties.  With the 2016 Elections dominated by large personalities, it is easy to forget the context that the candidates campaign in, like the emergence of Black Lives Matters, increasing salience of immigration, and heightened rhetoric on issues like gun violence. The 2016 CAPR Conference focuses in on these issues and the ever-evolving role of political parties as they frame campaigns and elections. 

The conference will begin on February 26th at 4:00 p.m. with a public keynote address by Dr. David Karol, associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland.  He will speak on the current status of the 2016 presidential campaigns with his talk entitled "Parties, Activists and Presidential Nominations: 2016 in Perspective." This event will be held in Foster auditorium and is free and open to the public.

We will continue the discussion on activism and parties on Saturday starting at 8:45 a.m. in 302 Pond Laboratory. Speakers include; Dr. Michael Heaney (University of Michigan), Dr. Ricardo Ramirez (Notre Dame), Dr. Kristin Goss (Duke University), and Dr. Lee Ann Banaszak, Head of the Department of Political Science at Penn State.

To RSVP to Saturday's conference, please contact Amanda Parks at ajp295@psu.edu.