An Historical Look at the Impact of the Electoral College
Tuesday, January 24, 7pm
Your chance to learn more about the electoral college and how it has impacted our history. The Runner-up Presidency is an entertaining and important account of presidential elections in which the winner of the popular vote lost or came all too close to losing, focusing on the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the disputed elections of 1876 and 2000, the deadlocks of 1800 and 1824 (when the elections were thrown to the House of Representatives) and the close call during the tumultuous year of 1968.
Mark Weston worked as a lawyer for ABC Television and a journalist for ABC News before writing five books, including Prophets and Princes - Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the Present and Giants of Japan - The Lives of Japan's Greatest Men and Women. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Texas Law School.
The End of Climate as You Know It
Michael Oppenheimer is a Princeton Professor, author, and leading climate change scientist. With the growing political and public engagement in the rising and falling of temperatures, we turn to many sources for proof and facts. With differing opinions all around, Oppenheimer informs us with what he believes we need to know with his knowledge and experience, and what we can do for our futures.