Open seminar on US presidential elections&Congress
On November 8th 17.00 the Department of Public Administration will host an open seminar by Prof. Thad Hall from University of Utah in room X-426 on the topic "Policy-Making in the US Congress, Looking Back, Looking Forward". Prof Hall will also comment on the presidential elections. Click here for the Facebook event.
Prof. Hall's primary research is in the area of public administration and public policy, with a focus on election administration and policy development in legislatures. He has authored or co-authored five books, most recently, Electronic Elections: The Perils and Promise of Digital Democracy (Princeton University Press) and Abortion Politics in Congress: Strategic Incrementalism and Policy Change (Cambridge University Press). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and an MPA from Georgia State University.
As a specialist on election administration, Prof. Hall will be one of the opponents of Robert Krimmer’s PhD defense "The Evolution of E-voting: Why voting Technology is Used and How it Affects Democracy" (supervisor Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Drechsler, other co-opponent Prof. Dr. Ülle Madise), which takes place on November 9th 11.00 in room X-211A.
On November 6th 2012, Prof. Hall was featured in an article by the Washington Post, in which he discusses the success of Estonia's experience with e-voting.