Your Vote Rocks Election Series

Your Vote Rocks Election Series

Election Series

ALBANY, N.Y. — Leading up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy will be hosting a series of virtual events, covering a range of topics impacting the election and future of the nation. In addition, we’ll watch together on election night and unpack the results in the weeks following the election. The interactive discussions will be led by UAlbany and Rockefeller College faculty and alumni experts. All are welcome to participate in any or all of the sessions. Zoom links will be sent to registrants only — click here to register.

Monday, October 5, 6 p.m.

Justice Ginsburg: Her Legacy and the Future of the Federal Courts

A discussion led by Julie Novkov, Professor and Collins Fellow, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Followed by a free streaming of the film “RBG” (copyright courtesy of UAlbany Votes)
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Wednesday, October 7, 12 p.m.

Demystifying Presidential Campaigns: True Stories from Former Campaign Staffers

Jasmine Clemons, MPA ’16, Senior Policy Manager, Office of Baltimore County Executive Johnny Oslewski
Joseph N. Garba, BA ’02, MPA ’05, Secretary to the Speaker for Intergovernmental Affairs, NYS Assembly
Peter Ragone, BA ’93, President, PWR, LLC
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m.

Ensuring All Voices are Heard: Social Justice and the 2020 Election

Jose Cruz, Associate Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Shelia Healy, MSW ’99, Government Relations Consultant, Public Strategies LLC
Jellisa Joseph, BA ’11, Associate Counsel at New York State Senate Democratic Conference & Adjunct Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Stephan Stohler, Associate Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Wednesday, October 14, 12 p.m.

Shaping the Narrative: Media and the 2020 Election

Bruce Gyory, Government and Regulatory Senior Advisor, Manatt & Adjunct Instructor, Department of Political Science
Joey Jackson, MPA ’92, Legal Analyst, CNN
Libby Post, MA ’84, Adjunct Professor, University at Albany
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Monday, October 19, 12 p.m.

The U.S. and the World: International Relations and Foreign Policy in the 2020 Election

Ryan Irwin, Associate Professor, Department of History
Niloufer Siddiqui, Assistant Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Wednesday, October 21, 12 p.m.

The Impact of Environmental Policy on the 2020 Election: The Issues and Platforms

Brian Greenhill, Associate Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Keith Kinch, General Manager and co-founder, BlocPower
Mary Ellen Mallia, Director, Office for Environmental Sustainability, University at Albany
Curt Spalding, MPA ’84, Professor of Practice, Environment and Society, Brown University
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Monday, October 26, 12 p.m.

Health Policy and Politics: COVID-19 and the 2020 Presidential Election

Carl Bon Tempo, Associate Professor, History
Ashley Fox, Associate Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Julia Hastings, Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Erika Martin, Associate Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Wednesday, October 28, 12 p.m.

The Final Countdown: The Major Issues of the 2020 Election and What You (Still) Need to Know

A discussion of battleground states, money, election tactics, voting rights, constitutional structure/electoral college, and/or implications of the election for the federal courts.
Michael Malbin, Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Julie Novkov, Professor and Collins Fellow, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Thursday, October 29

100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Hosted by UAlbany Votes

Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Election Day Watch Party

A discussion of election results as they come in and trivia!

Friday, November 6, 12 p.m.

Unpacking the Results: Where has the Pandemic Election Finally Brought the Nation?

Bruce Miroff, Professor and Collins Fellow, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Tuesday, November 10, 12 p.m.

Unpacking the Results: Part 2

Jose Cruz, Associate Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Michael Malbin, Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Gwen Wright, Executive Director, NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year Political Science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy