Post-Election Roundup with Bill Kristol, William Galston, and commentator Susan Shell


Thursday, November 10, 2016, 4:00pm to 8:00pm


Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

Please join CAPS and the Program on Constitutional Government for a Post-Election Roundup discussion with Bill Kristol and William Galston, commentator Susan Shell, moderated by Harvey Mansfield. 

Bill Kristol and William Galston will be meeting on this occasion for the thirteenth time in their much anticipated biennial debate, offering the perspectives of two political philosophers who are participants and shrewd observers, both of them experts gifted with what might be called partisan objectivity. Susan Shell will be contributing additional commentary on this historic election.

Bill Kristol is the founder and editor The Weekly Standard, is a regular on ABC’s This Week and on ABC’s special events and election coverage, and appears frequently on other leading political commentary shows. 

William Galston holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a senior fellow. A former policy advisor to President Clinton and presidential candidates, Galston is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections.

Susan Shell is professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Boston College. She has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, and received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The American Council of Learned Societies, The Bradley Foundation, the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst and the Radcliffe Institute. 


4:00 – 6:00pm:  Presentations with Bill Kristol and William Galston, commentary from Susan Shell

6:00 – 7:00pm:  Buffet Supper

7:00 – 8:00pm:  Commentary & discussion with speakers

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