Local experts discuss election, consequences

For immediate release: Nov. 12, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Three political scholars will discuss “The 2012 Presidential Election: Why Obama Won and What the Next Four Years Hold” Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Centennial Hall, room 170. This event is free and open to the public.

During this panel, professors from three local universities will share their thoughts regarding the presidential candidates’ campaigns and the voters’ response. They will also discuss issues that will be important during President Barack Obama’s second term and examine how different political parties can work effectively together. Peter Doerschler, professor of political science at BU, will serve as moderator.

The panelists are:

Todd Maske, department of political science at Susquehanna University, whose interests involve elections and voting behavior, state politics, political parties, legislative politics and public policy.

Atiya Stokes-Brown, department of political science at Bucknell University, whose research focuses on campaigns and elections, state politics and political behavior, especially in regard to how one’s race and gender affect participation in the political system.

Neil Strine, department of political science at BU, whose main expertise includes constitutional law, campaigns and elections.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.