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Doris Kearns Goodwin: “Election 2020: Where Do We Go From Here”

World-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin delves deeply into our 200-year history of presidential elections that brings us to 2020: A deeply divisive, logistically challenging and extremely expensive presidential campaign cycle, significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and punctuated by relentless polling, atypical communications and uncertainty about how ballots might be cast. Accompany Goodwin on a virtual trip back to a simpler time—when conventions chose candidates and general election campaigns lasted only three months—to understand the transformation that has produced today’s eternal campaigning, endless fundraising, unproductive debates and polarizing rhetoric.

Through rich stories of past primaries, fractured parties, campaign promises and policy outcomes, former candidates and present-day hopefuls, Goodwin examines the path to the presidency and poses the engaging question: Might our election process need an overhaul? Can we instead evaluate our candidates by the standards of a leadership index that would reveal the strength of their teams, their ability to grow, to learn from mistakes and to overcome adversity—qualities that can apply to leaders in every field and all of us in our everyday lives.

Presented to the Community by: Wells Fargo

This is event is free for Queens students, staff, faculty and Learning Society members. Others may purchase a ticket via: https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/doris-kearns-goodwin-2020-election-where-do-we-go-from-here

Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

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Lectures & Presentations

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Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public

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