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Analyzing Presidential Elections

G. Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, who double majored in history and journalism from Washington and Lee University in 1977, has been analyzing numbers for a long time.

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W&L’s Mudd Center Presents the Mock Con Debate: The Ethics of Citizenship

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To kick off Washington and Lee University’s 2016 Mock Convention, The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at W&L will host a debate on “The Ethics of Citizenship” on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Mock Con will be Feb. 12–13.

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W&L Mock Convention: At Its Core, a Research Project

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The Washington and Lee University Mock Convention is a mock presidential nominating process with over 100 years of success. Every four years, Mock Convention attempts to predict who the party currently out of power in the White House will nominate to run for president of the United States.

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Professor Nico Prucha to Lecture at W&L as Part of Global Fellows Seminar

Nico Prucha

Nico Prucha, a Violent Online Political Extremism (VOX-Pol) Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at the Department for War Studies, King’s College London, will lecture at Washington and Lee as part of the Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia.

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Strong: A Trump Triumph Runs Against All Odds

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

For most of the 2016 presidential election cycle, the conventional wisdom about the Republican Party Convention has been that Donald Trump could never win the party’s nomination. He was too brash, too crude, too rude, too divisive, too inexperienced, too liberal, too strangely coiffed to win a major party nomination for the presidency.

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Mellon Seminar on Human Rights in Africa Presents Next Lecture by James J. Hentz

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James J. Hentz, professor and chair of the Department of International Studies and Political Science at Virginia Military Institute, will lecture at Washington and Lee University as part of the Mellon Seminar on Human Rights in Africa. The event will be Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Professor Najeeb Shafiq to Lecture at W&L as Part of Global Fellows Seminar

M. Najeeb Shafiq

Najeeb Shafiq, an associate professor of education, economics and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, will lecture at Washington and Lee University as part of the Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia. His talk will be Jan. 20, 2016, at 5 p.m. in Hillel 101.

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W&L's Strong on Donald Trump and Ross Perot in the Roanoke Times

Robert Strong, interim provost and William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University

The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Oct. 1, 2015, edition of the Roanoke Times

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CAJEF Global Fellows Program Announces Four-Week Seminar

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The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee University will hold a Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East and South Asia. The seminar is supported by the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation.

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Williams School Launches Cincinnatus Book Club

The Williams School has launched a campus-wide book club for students, faculty and staff who want to bridge business, science and the liberal arts by coming together to read books on some of today’s most urgent topics. Discussion groups meet twice during the winter term, and the program culminates with a public lecture by the […]

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