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Election-night expert panel session, viewing party planned

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, 7 p.m. Robertson Hall

An election-night expert panel discussion and results viewing party are planned for Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Robertson Hall.

The events are sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) and the Woodrow Wilson Political Network.

The panel, titled "What We Expect To See Tonight, and What It Will Mean," will convene at 7 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium. It will feature former Congressman and Wilson School visiting lecturer Jim Leach, a 1964 Princeton alumnus, along with Princeton political scientists Nolan McCarty, Larry Bartels and Christopher Achen. The panelists will offer their predictions, insights and analyses as the longest presidential campaign in U.S. history comes to a close.

The panel will be followed by an election-results viewing party in Shultz Dining Room until approximately midnight. Pizza, snacks and beverages will be provided as televised returns are broadcast throughout the night.

In addition, school MPA students will offer their insights based on their home state perspectives, and report on their experiences working the polls on Election Day. Students also will post their real-time reactions on the CSDP Election 2008 blog as the votes come in and states are called.

The election-night events are free and open to the University community and the public.

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