The Salisbury Forum
Wendy Schiller, Professor of Political Science and International & Public Affairs at Brown University, will present "The Role and Power of Elections in the American Democracy. She will address how American elections have changed in terms of who runs for office and how gender, race, and ethnicity influence elections. She will also discuss the impact of big money, presidential electoral coattails, and the nature of political discourse in campaigns.
Professor Schiller teaches popular courses titled The American Presidency, Introduction to the American Political Process, and Congress and Public Policy. She has authored or co-authored a number of books about elections, congress, and democracy.