Nov 19, 2012

Analyzing the Election

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College in Brainerd will host Matt Lindstrom, professor of political science at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict for a Monday, Dec. 3 program, Analyzing the 2012 Elections: Key Variables and Impacts for the Future.” The program will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room E 354, a large lecture hall. What happened on November 6 and why?  This presentation examines the causes and consequences of the significant national and state electoral results. Professor Lindstrom will discuss campaign strategies in terms of their effectiveness on November 6 and their implications for the future.

The Republican and Democratic political parties have changed over the years, leaving many voters hoping for more compromise and less gridlock.

Audience members will be invited to share their experiences and reactions to the 2012 results and ideas for improving elections in Minnesota and the U.S.

Lindstrom is the Edward L. Henry professor of political science at St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict and the director of the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.

He is co-director of the CSB/SJU Washington, D.C., Summer Study Program and co-director of the CSB Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program. He has edited and authored two books and one encyclopedia including Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment; The National Environmental Policy Act; and Suburban Sprawl: Culture, Ecology, and Politics.

            Admission for the event is free for CLL members and $6 for non-members. For information, call 218-855-8142 or email