WWU’s Todd Donovan to Discuss 'The 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s Effect on American Politics' on Nov.16 at City Hall

Western Washington University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Todd Donovan, WWU professor of Political Science, for his talk titled “The 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s Effect on American Politics,” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham.

The event is free and open to the public.

Donovan is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Western Washington University. He is co-author or co-editor of several books on elections and representation, and is former president of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. His research areas include public opinion, elections, electoral rules, representation, and direct democracy. He studies elections in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, and has worked as an expert witness on election matters in state and federal courts in Alaska, California, Montana, Tennessee, and Washington.

Audience questions for the talk will be welcomed.  The lecture will be recorded and shown on Bellingham TV Channel 10.

The event is an installment of the Western’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

For more information, contact Todd Donovan, professor of Political Science Department at Western Washington University at (360) 650-3018 or Todd.Donovan@wwu.edu, or Kristen Anderson, administrative assistant of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at (360) 650-3763 or Kirsten.Anderson@wwu.edu.

The College of Humanities and Social Services (CHSS), the university’s largest college, includes the 13 departments of: Anthropology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, English, Health and Human Development, History, Journalism, Liberal Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as four interdisciplinary programs: East Asian Studies, Linguistics, Multidisciplinary Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.