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Political analysts, scholars, journalists, civil servants and community organizers will come together on November 19 to discuss this historic time in presidential politics. As the signature academic event for Fall Alumni Weekend at the College of Charleston, Ballots and Brunch: A Review of the 2016 Presidential Election and Future of American Politics is an event that you do not want to miss.

Co-hosted by the Bully Pulpit Series and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the event will feature keynote speaker Joe Klein, an award-winning political columnist for TIME magazine and author of seven books including the best-selling Primary Colors. Prior to the keynote address, two panels of distinguished guests will set the stage with insider insight, expert commentary and engaging discussion. Tickets are available on the Fall Alumni Weekend website.

The event program is below; doors open at 9:00 a.m. with the first panel scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. 


SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE ELECTION PANEL

Jaime Harrison, Chairman, South Carolina Democratic Party 

Jonathan Hoffman, Former White House Border Security Policy Director and Republican Consultant

*Moderated by Jordan Ragusa, Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston


MEDIA AND PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS PANEL

Jamie Self, Politics Reporter, The State Newspaper and College of Charleston Alumni

Caroline Kenny, Digital Producer, CNN Politics and College of Charleston Alumni

Bubba Atkinson, Editorial and Social Media Director, “The Next Great Media Company” and College of Charleston Alumni

Schuyler Kropf, Reporter, Post and Courier

*Moderated by Jordan Ragusa, Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston


KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Joe Klein, Political Columnist, TIME Magazine and Best-Selling Author of Primary Colors, Charlie Mike, The Natural, The Running Mate, Politics Lost and Payback

* Moderated by Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Director of Business Development, Clemson University Restoration Institute and College of Charleston Alumni 

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