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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
; The National
Environmental Policy Act
; and Suburban Sprawl: Culture, Ecology, and

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

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