Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on April 6, 2016. Speaker was Andrei Greenawalt.
The long process by which the Democratic and Republican parties nominate their presidential candidates is complex and not well understood even by many experienced observers. From the different ways that states award delegates, to the operation of caucuses and primaries, to the role of party conventions, candidates must navigate a strange set of rules before winning their party’s nomination. And if successful, they then must compete for the presidency with a separate set of unusual electoral rules. To better understand these important issues, as well as the state of the presidential campaign, we have a discussion with Andrei Greenawalt followed by Q&A with the audience.