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Election R&D - 2020 and Beyond

26 EpisodesProduced by USC Dornsife Center for the Political FutureWebsite

At the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, veteran strategists Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy regularly talk with top operatives on both sides of the 2020 election and the journalists who are covering it. The conversations get behind the curtain -- because what seems to be happening in the camp… read more

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The Future of the Republican Party

November 19th, 2020

1:14:17

Center Co-Director Mike Murphy is joined by top Republican strategists, journalists, and historians to examine the growing divisions within the Republican Party and explore strategies forward.

Featuring:
Douglas Brinkley

Why Biden Won

November 16th, 2020

1:12:06

CPF Director Bob Shrum is joined by strategists Stephanie Cutter and James Carville, Journalist Adam Nagourney, and Cristobal Alex, Senior Advisor for Joe Biden's presidential campaign to examine Biden's winning …

Election R&D Dialogues: The Post-Election Episode

November 6th, 2020

1:02:35

CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy are joined by journalist Adam Nagourney, Republican strategist Mike Madrid, and USC Professor Jane Junn to …

Election R&D Dialogues: Election Security with Special Guest Cynthia McFadden

October 30th, 2020

58:14

CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy talk to journalist Cynthia McFadden about the presidential election with a focus on election security and voting mechanisms. McFadden is a broadcast journalist who is the …

Climate Change and the 2020 Election

October 28th, 2020

48:43

This panel examined the impact climate change has had on primary elections and the 2020 presidential election and the issue’s relevance to voters during an economic crisis, the pandemic, and racial justice movements.

Election R&D Dialogues: Final Presidential Debate Analysis with Special Guest Patrick Griffin, Republican Media Strategist

October 23rd, 2020

58:22

CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy are joined by Republican media strategist Patrick Griffin to discuss the final Presidential Debate between President Trump and Vice President Joe Biden.

Griffin was a Fall 2019 …

Election R&D Dialogues: The Debate That Never Was

October 19th, 2020

55:17

Center Director Bob Shrum is joined by political strategist Doug Thornell and journalists Ronald Brownstein and Asma Khalid to discuss President …

Election R&D Dialogues: Mike Pence vs. Kamala Harris Vice Presidential Debate Analysis

October 9th, 2020

1:01:02

Center Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy plus special guest Karen Finney discuss the highlights and lowlights of the Vice Presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris and what each candidate needs to do …

Election R&D Dialogues: First Biden vs. Trump Debate Analysis

October 1st, 2020

49:30

As the headlines and memes roll in, CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy discuss the highlights and lowlights of the chaotic first presidential …

Election R&D Dialogues: 40 Days To Go

September 28th, 2020

59:13

With Election Day a little more than one month away, Center Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy discuss the implications of the Supreme Court …

Election R&D Dialogues: Special Guest Robert Costa

September 17th, 2020

58:34

Robert Costa, moderator of PBS's "Washington Week" and political analyst at NBC News and MSNBC, joins USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future …

Election R&D Dialogues: RNC Recap

September 3rd, 2020

57:04

The Republican National Convention culminated with President Trump delivering his acceptance speech in front of an unprecedented back drop. Center …

Election R&D Dialogues: DNC Recap

August 25th, 2020

54:58

Following the most unconventional Democratic political convention in history, Center Director Bob Shrum is joined by special guest Steve Schmidt to …

Election R&D Dialogues: Special Guest John Chiang

July 24th, 2020

57:09

John Chiang, former California State Treasurer and Fall 2020 Fellow at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, joins co-directors Bob Shrum …

Election R&D Dialogues: Special Guest Mimi Walters

June 30th, 2020

54:48

Mimi Walters, former Congresswoman (R-CA) and Fall 2020 Fellow at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, joins co-directors Bob Shrum and …

Social Media and the Post-COVID-19 Landscape

June 22nd, 2020

50:21

As the pandemic has unfolded, social media has once again demonstrated how it can inform – or mislead – by encouraging the spread of literally deadly …

The George Floyd Tragedy: Is There a Path To Positive Change?

June 19th, 2020

58:39

Still reeling from a global pandemic, protests across America erupted in cities across all 50 states, sparking a worldwide movement in over 20 …

Special Guest Barbara Boxer

June 2nd, 2020

58:24

Barbara Boxer, former U.S. Senator (D-CA) and Fall 2020 Fellow at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, joins co-directors Bob Shrum and …

The Pandemic Election

April 14th, 2020

53:26

Co-Directors of the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the presidential election. Bob Shrum, the former …

On to November: What Matters and Why?

March 13th, 2020

1:08:46

Center Director Bob Shrum moderates a discussion exploring how the primary campaigns and developments in Washington are shaping the general election …

Super Tuesday: What Happened and What's Next?

March 6th, 2020

1:04:21

Fifteen states, including California for the first time, cast their votes for the 2020 primaries on Super Tuesday, March 3. A round table of experts …

Congressman Will Hurd on National Security and the GOP of the Future

February 27th, 2020

59:25

Center Co-Director Mike Murphy is joined by U.S. Representative Will Hurd, R-Texas. He is the only black Republican in the U.S. House, representing Texas' 23rd district that spans San Antonio to El Paso. In his three …

The Roots & Impact of Tribalism

January 28th, 2020

1:10:39

Center for the Political Future Executive Director Kamy Akhavan moderates a panel on the roots and rise of tribalism on American life, past and …

Pollster John Della Volpe on Millennial Voters in 2020

January 17th, 2020

59:34

Center Director Bob Shrum is joined by John Della Volpe, Director of Polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics to discuss the …

Anthony Scaramucci on Trump, Democratic Candidates, and the GOP

January 15th, 2020

1:04:59

Center Director Bob Shrum is joined by former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. After the release of his book, "Trump: The Blue …

Welcome To Election R&D - 2020 and Beyond

December 9th, 2019

2:11

At the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, veteran strategists Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy regularly talk with top operatives on both sides …

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