Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature University of Virginia Professor of Politics

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature University of Virginia Professor of Politics

11/7/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. James Ceaser, professor of politics at the University of Virginia and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will speak on the topic of “The 2016 Election: The Best Outcome to the Worst Choice?” at the Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

In a summary, Ceaser says, “Opinion surveys show the majority of Americans to be deeply dissatisfied with both of the major candidates. In unprecedented numbers voters are casting their ballots on the basis of the lesser of two evils. Observers from across the political spectrum have called the 2016 presidential election the worst choice ever. This talk will explore whether American voters, faced with this most unfavorable circumstance, managed to secure the best outcome possible.”

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or jnixon@ashbrook.org.

Ceaser is the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential SelectionReconstructing AmericaNature and History in American Political Development, and Designing a Polity.

He has also co-authored a series on American national elections since 1992. Ceaser has held visiting positions at Oxford University, Princeton University, the University of Basel and the University of Bordeaux. He is a frequent contributor to the popular press and comments regularly on American Politics for La Voix de l’Amérique, the French West African outlet for The Voice of America.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Through undergraduate, graduate and civic programs, the Ashbrook Center aspires to be the leading national educator in the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States. ###