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MEDIA ADVISORY: How the 2016 presidential election has marked America, WED., NOV. 16

USC experts in social media, psychology, political science, policy, law and journalism on Wednesday will discuss the election's impact on several issues - from concerns about human rights to our relationships on social media. Panelists will also discuss the USC Dornsife/LA Times Presidential Election Daybreak poll. 

Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu

WHAT: USC Media Relations with Dornsife's Center for Economic and Social Research will host a coffee and brunch and two panels of experts, who will also respond to an open Q&A. The first panel, 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., will discuss and respond to reporters' questions, such as:

  • What happens in the Electoral College process? 
  • What campaign strategies were new and which ones may we see repeated in future political campaigns?
  • How did this election shift political press coverage?
  • How might a Trump presidency affect immigration policy and women's rights? 
  • What do the post-election protests signal for the future?
  • Will this election affect women's efforts to run for office?
  • Why did we lose so many Facebook friends this election?
  • What has driven Americans apart, politically and socially?

The second panel, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., will focus on the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Presidential Election Daybreak poll, which indicated a swell of support for now President-elect Donald Trump. Discussion will include:

  • Ultimately, was the Daybreak poll wrong or right?
  • Why was it deemed "the outlier?"
  • What did the poll tell us about America?
  • Why do so many polls seem wrong in their predictions?
  • Poll methodology: the weighting game
  • Transparency in polling

WHEN: Wed., Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

** RSVP to Emily Gersema at (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu **


Panel 1 includes:

  • Robert Hernandez, moderator/panelist, assistant professor of web journalism at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Alison Dundes Renteln, professor of political science, anthropology, public policy and law at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Morteza Dehghani, assistant professor of psychology and computer science at USC Dornsife,  
  • Jesse Graham, associate professor of psychology at USC Dornsife
  • Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC
  • Gordon Stables, clinical assistant professor of USC Annenberg

Panel 2 will be moderated by Gordon Stables and will include:

  • Arie Kapteyn, director of the USC Dornsife’s Center for Economic and Social Research
  • Jill Darling, survey director, also of the USC Dornsife’s Center for Economic and Social Research

WHERE: USC University Park Campus, Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall, 645 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089; Room LL101

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