We are fortunate to have many fine speakers participating in our upcoming symposium, Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections, taking place on November 2 and 3 here at the National Museum of American History. Our speakers are recognized leaders in their fields, so as you might expect, they appear from time to time in national newspapers, on TV, etc. Here’s a sampling of some previous media appearances by our fabulous symposium speakers:
Chief Curator at the Museum of the Moving Image
- “A History of Campaign Advertising,” interview with Bill Moyers, May 11, 2012
Darrell M. West
Vice President, Governance Studies and Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
- “How Social Networking Can Reinvigorate American Democracy,” a discussion forum convened at the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution, June 28, 2012.
- “The Evolution of Political Ads,” CNN.com, October 17, 2012.
Doctoral Candidate, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
- “Riling Up the ‘Shrewd, Wild Boys’“, New York Times, August 10, 2012.
- “The Inebriated Election of 1840,” The American Spectator, October 2008.
Associate Professor, Fordham Law School
- “Free Speech for Corporations,” re: the Citizens United campaign finance case, interview with Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers Journal, January 29, 2010.
- “The Internet’s New Political Power,” Personal Democracy Forum 12, June 11-12, 2012.
Associate Professor of History, Sociology, and Political Science, Vanderbilt University
- “Acknowledge the Limits of Prediction,” New York Times, October 14, 2012.
- “The Averaged American,” talk at Georgetown University, featured on C-SPAN, February 16, 2007.
Director of Polling, The Washington Post
Director of Election Initiatives, Pew Center on the States
- “Pew Study: 1 in 8 Voter Records Flawed,” USA Today, February 14, 2012.
- “Voter Registration Improvements,” interview during National Conference of State Legislatures, August 2012.
Thad E. Hall
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Utah
- “Elections, Technology, and Voting,” talk at Latvijas Universitates, September 2011.
You can also check out our latest podcast to get a preview of each session from our moderators—Lemelson Center Senior Historian Joyce Bedi, Lemelson Center Deputy Director Jeff Brodie, Political History Curator Larry Bird, and me. Did you enjoy learning about our speakers and their research? Come see and hear the real thing this weekend!