2020: Battle for the Soul of America

Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship.

What Democrat will win the chance to take on President Trump? Will Trump’s base hold? What is the mood of the independent-minded voters who will ultimately decide who is inaugurated on January 20, 2021?

Join presidential historian Mike Purdy ’76, M.B.A.'79, and political scientist Michael Artime, assistant professor of political science at Pacific Lutheran University, for a series of free lectures as they unpack details of presidential politics, campaigns, and one of the most consequential elections in our nation’s history.

Each lecture will be on a Thursday evening from 7–9 p.m. and will include sufficient time for questions, comments, and conversation.

Oct. 24, 2019
Feb. 6, 2020
March 19, 2020
June 18, 2020
Sept. 17, 2020
Oct. 22, 2020
Nov. 5, 2020

Free and open to the public. Location: McIntyre Hall, Room 103.