Election 2016: 19th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics & Accountability in Government

Friday, April 15, 2016
9:00am to 4:30pm
Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley CA
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Presented by the Charles & Louise Travers Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

In cooperation with the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Commonwealth Club of California.

9 - 9:10: Opening Remarks

Sean Gailmard, Director of the Travers Program, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

9:15 - 10:30: Understanding the Nomination Races 
Keena Lipsitz (CUNY-Queens College)
Tom Mann (Brookings Institution and University of California, Berkeley)
Seth Masket (University of Denver)
Eric Schickler (University of California, Berkeley)

10:45 - 12:00: The Dynamics of the Fall Campaign 
Harry Enten (fivethirtyeight.com)
David Karol (University of Maryland)
Lynn Vavreck (University of California, Los Angeles)
Laura Stoker (University of California, Berkeley)

12:00 - 1:30: Lunch 

1:30 - 2:45: How will voters decide in November? 
Matt Barreto (University of California, Los Angeles)
Henry Olsen (Ethics and Public Policy Center)
Gabe Lenz (University of California, Berkeley)
Chris Wlezien (University of Texas, Austin)

3 - 3:15: Remarks on Travers Program
Eric Schickler, Professor and Chair, Charles & Louise Department of Political Science 

3:15 - 4:30: Prospects for Governance After the Election
Jennifer Lawless (American University)
Ryan Lizza (The New Yorker)
Hans Noel (Georgetown University)
Rob Van Houweling (University of California, Berkeley)