Apr 01, 2020
David Schultz, Hamline University
Understanding American Politics Like a Pro

 What are the major factors, trends, and forces that will determine the winners and losers of the 2020 elections?  This talk looks at what political scientists and politicos look at when they seek to understand campaigns and elections.

David Schultz is a Professor of Political Science at Hamline University who teaches across a wide-range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, constitutional law, health care policy, environmental policy, and government ethics.  He is also a professor of Law at the University of Minnesota teaching constitutional law, state constitutional law, professional responsibility, election law, and other classes. David has a B.A. and M.A. in political science and philosophy, a J.D. and LLM in law, a Ph.D. in political science, and a masters degree in astronomy. A three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe and Asia, and the winner of the Leslie A. Whittington national award for excellence in public affairs teaching, David  is the author of more than 35 books and 200+ articles on various aspects of American politics, election law, and the media and politics, and he is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national, and international media on these subjects including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Economist, and National Public Radio.   His most recent books are  Encyclopedia of Money in American Politics (2018) and Presidential Swing States (2018).   Prior to teaching, Professor Schultz also served as a city director of code enforcement,  zoning, and planning in Binghamton, NY, and worked as a housing and economic planner for a community action agency.