The 2020 Election, Public Perspectives, and COVID-19

Wed 10/21 • 3PM - 4:30PM PDT

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How has COVID-19 changed the way Americans approach politics? How do personal beliefs affect the way we behave during the pandemic? How do we study what ordinary people think and say about COVID-19 in America? Our panel of experts will consider all these questions and more, as they discuss voting and voter behaviors, polling and public opinion, and the spread of internet conspiracy theories during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special welcome by Adriana Galván, Dean of Undergraduate Education at UCLA. Panel moderated by Sonni Waknin, Managing Law Fellow at the UCLA Voting Rights Project and a UCLA School of Law class of 2020 Graduate and graduate of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy Program. Featured panelists include Keith Chen, Professor of Behavioral Economics with tenure at the UCLA Anderson School of Management; Tim Tangherlini, Professor in the Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley, who co-directed a program on Culture Analytics, as well as an NEH Institute on Network Analysis for the Humanities for UCLA’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics; and Lynn Vavreck, Professor of American Politics at UCLA and contributing columnist to The New York Times.

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