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Election 2012

by Stanford

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Course Description

This course focuses on the November 2012 election in the United States.  and what it means for us, the state of California, the United States of America, and the globe. Led by David Kennedy (History, Stanford), Rob Reich (Political Science, Stanford), and James Steyer (CEO, Common Sense Media), the course brings together experts from Stanford’s faculty, along with distinguished participants in and analysts of American politics. 

Together, we will examine major topics at stake in the election, including foreign policy, the economy, the Supreme Court, campaign financing, and campaign strategy. In addition, one class session will put the 2012 election in a broader historical context, while another will focus on the election and its implications for California.

New videos will be posted on Fridays. Please note that the post-election discussion will be posted on November 12.

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL SUBSCRIBERS TO ELECTION 2012 TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS BY JOINING THE COURSE DISCUSSION FORUM: http://www.piazza.com/election2012

At the discussion forum, you can contribute questions to be posed to the upcoming guests in each class session, vote up/down the questions of other students, and engage in discussion about each class session after it happens.

Customer Reviews

Going out of their way to present both sides of the debate

I really appreciated hearing a civil discussion between key insiders from both republican and democratic presidential campaigns. good stuff!

Great for america

Everyone is so quick to point the bias finger. Outside of the predictions about obama winning this election (based on polls at the time of filming), this was is the most unbiased conversation i have heard on any media platform this election cycle. I would recommend this course to any american planning to vote or not.

It's liberal biased because...

Educated, smart people are at the side of liberals. That's why most professors in most universities are and will be biased. This is as simple as that.

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