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Midterm Elections, One Week Out

November 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Professors Jennifer Lawless and Paul Freedman from the UVA Department of Politics to explore the polls, ads, issues, money, and controversies of this year’s contests. They will take your questions heading into the final week of the 2022 elections.

This virtual event is organized by the Virginia Club of New York and the UVA Club of Phoenix, in concert with the UVA Clubs Global Network. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email prior to the event. We ask that participants register by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the event. If you have questions, email us at uvanyc@uvanyc.org.

About the Speakers:

Jennifer L. Lawless is the Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. She also has affiliations with UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Miller Center. Jen’s research focuses on political ambition, campaigns and elections, and media and politics. She is the author or co-author of seven books, including Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era (with Danny Hayes) and It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for Office (with Richard L. Fox). Her research, which the National Science Foundation has supported, has appeared in numerous academic journals and is regularly cited in the popular press. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Political Science. Jen graduated from Union College with a B.A. in political science and Stanford University with an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science. Long ago (2006), she sought the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Rhode Island’s second congressional district. Although she lost the race, she remains an obsessive political junkie.

Paul Freedman (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is Director of the Environmental Thought and Practice major at the University of Virginia and Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, where he serves as Director of Undergraduate Programs. Freedman teaches courses in media and politics, campaigns and elections, research methods, environmental politics, and the politics of food. He is the recipient of the UVA Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award and was the first Edward L. Ayers Advising Fellow. Freedman is co-author of Campaign Advertising and American Democracy (Temple University Press). His work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Campaigns and Elections, Hedgehog Review, Slate, and other outlets. Freedman is the academic director of the Morven Summer Institute, a member of the UVA Committee on Sustainability, and a co-leader of the UVA Sustainable Food Collaborative. He has served on the boards of Cultivate Charlottesville and the Jefferson Institute and as a senior scholar at the UVA Center for Politics. Previously, Freedman was research director for the Pew Project on Campaign Conduct at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and was a senior scholar at the Pew Partnership for Civic Change. Freedman oversaw the UVA Farmers Market Research Group, served on the national advisory committee of the Farmers Market Coalition’s “Indicators for Impact” project, and the steering committee of the Virginia Sustainable Food Coalition. Since 2000, Freedman has been an election analyst for ABC News in New York.

This event is #open to all alumni, friends, and families.


November 1, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm