Take-Aways from the 2016 Election

Take-Aways from the 2016 Election, Nov. 11

By nearly every measure, the 2016 presidential election is one for the record books.

Just three days after voting takes place, InterCom will host a discussion of the results with John A. Clark, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Western Michigan University for their 2nd Friday Speakers’ Series on Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at KVCC’s Anna Whitten Hall.

Dr. John Clark joined the Western Michigan University faculty in 1998 and was appointed chair of the Political Science Department in 2010. His research and teaching focuses on American politics, with specialization in political parties and elections, legislative politics and the politics of the American South. He was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Creative Activity by the WMU College of Arts and Sciences in 2007. He received the Founders Award from the Michigan Political Science Association for outstanding contributions to the discipline of political science in 2015.

Clark, who is bJohn Clark WMUack for a record sixth speaking appearance at InterCom’s monthly lunchtime discussion, will provide analysis and insight into the election process and possible implications for the region, the state and the nation moving forward.

“Regardless of who wins the presidency, this election has the potential to create lasting change in politics, our economy and even our culture,” says InterCom President Gretchen Johnson. “This discussion is an opportunity to explore how these changes may affect our work and our community, and John’s perspective is always illuminating.”

Will third-party candidates spoil the election for Trump and Clinton? How will the deep divisions in the Republican Party play out in state and local races? What affect will major party issues — sex scandals, emails and so much more — have on state and local elections? Join the discussion on Nov. 11 and find out.