David Domke to give five lectures on “Winning the White House in 2016”

Photo by Юкатан, via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo by Юкатан, via Wikimedia Commons.

Beginning October 2, Professor and Department Chair David Domke will be giving a series of lectures titled, “Winning the White House in 2016: Five Rules for the Road” through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington (OLLI-UW). The five talks will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the UW Tower Auditorium.

OLLI-UW courses are taught by current and retired UW faculty and community experts, and open to adults over 50 who share intellectual interests. An annual membership fee of $35 must be paid before signing up for the class, which is an additional $45. The class topics and description are listed below:

Course Topics:
October 2 – Authenticity
October 9 – Political Party Bases: Making and Breaking Presidencies
October 16 – Navigating the Primaries: Road Maps to Victories
October 23 – 21st-Century Religious Politics
October 30 – The Rise of Empathy Politics

Barack Obama is the third consecutive U.S. president to win a second term, the first time this has occurred since the early 1800s. What do the sequence of back-to-back victories from Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama tell us about how candidates win the White House? This lecture series will focus on important patterns and apply them to prospective 2016 candidates.

For more information: http://www.osher.uw.edu/programs/coursedetails/137635.asp