Tufts University Experts Available for Comment on Political Conventions, Related Issues

Article ID: 657259

Released: 15-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: Tufts University

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Newswise — For coverage of the upcoming political conventions and related issues, Tufts University experts can offer comment on an array of topics, including the impact of young voters, attitudes of white voters, and the candidates’ economic, environmental, and trade policies. Among Tufts experts are:

Jeffrey Berry, widely-quoted professor of political science. Topics: convention process and history, delegate obligations, presidential history, interest groups, role of media in elections• Daniel Drezner, widely-quoted professor of international politics at Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Brookings Institution nonresident senior fellow, “Spoiler Alerts” blog Washington Post contributing editor. Topics: National politics, foreign policy impacts of convention results, how other countries view convention system. Contact: Juli Hanscom, juli.hanscom@tufts.edu 617-627-6814• Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and Peter Levine of CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement) at Tufts University, a nonpartisan, independent, academic research center studying young people in politics and the youth vote in each of the 50 states. Topics: youth voter behaviors, each candidate’s appeal to youth voters, political engagement among young Americans• Gilbert Metcalf, professor of economics. Topics: Candidates’ economic plans, national energy and environmental policy, climate change policy, tax policy.• Deborah Schildkraut, professor of political science. Topics: political attitudes and behaviors of white Americans, why many white voters are attracted to Trump's rhetoric, including his proposed ban on Muslim immigrationAlan Solomont, dean, Tisch College of Civic Life, former U.S. ambassador, former Democratic Party National Finance chair. Topics: Democratic politics, civic engagement of youth. • Joel Trachtman, professor of international law at the Fletcher School, consultant to numerous governments and international organizations. Topics: candidates’ trade plans, whether those plans are possible under current law. Contact: Juli Hanscom, juli.hanscom@tufts.edu 617-627-6814


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