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Staff leaders from 2016 presidential campaigns will take part in Dole elections conference

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LAWRENCE — A prominent group of political strategists, journalists and pollsters will explore the 2016 election results at the Dole Institute of Politics’ nationally recognized Post-Election Conference.

The event is set for Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9. It will consist of four sessions, with two focusing on the general election and one each on the Democratic and Republican nomination races. The Democratic session will be 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 8, the Republican session from 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 8 and the general election sessions 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Dec. 9.

All sessions are free and open to the public and will be live-streamed at DoleInstitute.org.

“The national post-election program is the most in-depth and informational program we do,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “The interaction among the panelists leads to tremendous insight and entertainment and will be especially fascinating given the nature of this election.”

Since 2006, the Dole Institute has hosted a biennial Post-Election Conference that delves into the key strategies of elections to examine how and why they are won and lost. This year’s Post-Election Conference will offer a unique look into the tumultuous 2016 presidential election, revealing key insights through panelist interactions and the inclusion of prominent political journalists.

Panelists for the Post-Election Conference are listed below:

  • Alex Burns – political correspondent, The New York Times
  • Jai Chabria – senior adviser, Kasich campaign
  • Alan Cobb – senior adviser and director of coalitions, Trump campaign
  • Michael Glassner – deputy campaign manager, Trump campaign
  • Todd Harris – senior adviser, Rubio campaign
  • Caitlin Huey-Burns – national political reporter, RealClearPolitics
  • Sarah Isgur Flores – deputy campaign manager, Fiorina campaign
  • Sasha Issenberg – contributor, Bloomberg Politics; Washington correspondent, Monocle
  • M.J. Lee – national political reporter, CNN
  • Marlon Marshall – director of state campaigns and political engagement, Clinton campaign
  • John McLaughlin – pollster, Trump campaign
  • Mary Meyn – director of research, Edison Research
  • Colleen McCain Nelson – White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
  • Jennifer Palmieri – director of communications, Clinton campaign
  • Christina Reynolds – deputy communications director, Clinton campaign
  • Jeff Roe – campaign manager, Cruz campaign
  • Symone Sanders – national press secretary, Sanders campaign
  • Luke Thompson – special adviser and chief empiricist, Right to Rise (Jeb Bush Super PAC)

The Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located in KU’s West District and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public serve and the legacy of U.S. Sen. Bob Dole.

More information on all programs, as well as ongoing additions to the schedule, can be found on the Dole Institute’s website, www.doleinstitute.org.