Featuring John Mark Hansen

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Although the messy process of choosing our leaders seems even more disorderly this year, 2016 is not the first time that the parties and their electorates have dealt with disruptive candidates. Join political scientist John Mark Hansen as he sorts through the familiar and the new in this year’s presidential nominations process. What has brought us to this place? And what are the implications for the 2016 election and beyond?

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Event Details

2:00p.m. Registration and networking
2:30p.m. Presentation and discussion
3:30p.m. Reception

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2015 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies

Shuttle Information

A UChicago shuttle will run from Tucson to the lecture in Tempe. The cost is $20 per person, round trip. Please visit the Alumni Club of Arizona web page to sign up.

Parking Information

Complimentary valet is based upon availability; self-parking is available at $2/hour.

Featured Faculty


John Mark Hansen is the Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science and the College. He has also served as dean of the social sciences division, chair of the political science department, associate provost for education and research, and senior adviser to president Robert J. Zimmer. His current research focuses on elections, parties, and political mobilization. Hansen has written two books, Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in America (with Steven J. Rosenstone) and Gaining Access: Congress and the Farm Lobby, 1919–1981.