After the Election

When the voting is over, the analysis and post-mortems begin. Here is a round-up of events on campus and at Sanford looking back at the 2012 election.

Duke Today has a feature about election night, with a photo and video of the Sanford election night watch party. Sanford Professor Don Taylor sees Obama's reelection as a victory for the Affordable Care Act, while Professor Peter Feaver thinks the picture for foreign polic in the second administration is murky.

Beyond the Election: The Day After
Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson evaluate the election results. Feaver, professor of political science and public policy, specializes in international relations, security studies and civil-military relations. He served on the National Security Council staff in the White Houses of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science, specializes in U.S. foreign policy, global governance, conflict prevention and peacekeeping. He has served as senior advisor to the U.S. State Department and as foreign policy advisor to the Obama campaign. The event will be webcast and the Twitter tag is #dukelive.
Date: Wed., Nov. 7
Time: Refreshments 3:30 p.m., program 4-5 p.m.
Location: Lilly Library, Thomas Room (map)
Contact: Dave Munden,, 919-660-9465

Power and Constraint
Jack Goldsmith will discuss his most recent book, Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9-11. A professor at Harvard Law, Goldsmith researches national security, foreign policy and international law. He served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.
Date: Wed. Nov. 17
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sanford 05
Contact: Jenny Boyle,, 919-613-9301

Did Minorities Matter? Their Impact on the 2012 Elections.
John Zogby is an internationally respected American political pollster, opinion leader and author. Former president and CEO of Zogby International, he remains one of the most respected pollsters in the United States. He is currently a senior analyst with JZ Analytics. There will be a short reception from 4:15-4:45 p.m.  in Fleishman Commons. This lecture is part of the Fall 2012 lecture series, “Citizenship, Democracy, Elections” sponsored by Islamic Studies.
Date: Wed., Nov. 14, 2012
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Location: Sanford 04
Contact: Kelly Schwehm,, 919-668-1653

Zeidman Colloquium: Media Coverage of the 2012 Election
Colloquium panelists John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and political director of CBS News; Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter for The Washington Post (and Duke alumna T’91); and Ben Smith, editor-in-chief,, will discuss media coverage of the 2012 presidential election. Sponsored by the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy.
Date: Sat., Nov. 17, 2012
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Sanford, Fleishman Commons
Contact:, Shelley Stonecipher,, 919-613-7306