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“The Election and Its Meanings: An Interpretive Panel”

In an effort to understand the recent election and its context, effects and possible consequences from a range of academic perspectives and interpretations, Washington and Lee will host a panel discussion this week titled, “The Election and Its Meanings: An Interpretive Panel.”

The panel will be open to the entire W&L community and will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.

The panel will be moderated by Marc Conner, W&L’s interim provost, and the presenting panelists will include Bob Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics; Elicia Cowins, assistant professor of accounting; Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism; Johanna Bond, professor of law and associate dean of The School of Law; Chris Handy, assistant professor of economics; and Lucas Morel, professor of ethics and politics and chair of the Politics Department.

Each speaker will offer a commentary on the election from her or his disciplinary perspective, and will then take questions from the audience. “Our aim with the panel discussion is not to offer a judgment of the election,” said Conner, “but rather an intellectual interpretation of what this election means.  This is a crucial role that a university should fill—offering interpretive analysis from a variety of intellectual perspectives.”

Please note, this panel is not open to the public.