Political scientist Andrew Gelman (Department of Statistics and the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University), discussed his election modeling system (published weekly in The Economist magazine) and electoral system reform with host Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University.
Wen-kuni Ceant (Winnie), Fulbright Scholar and CEO of Politicking joined the discussion and Shannon Marquez, Dean of Undergraduate Global Engagement, introduced the event and moderated the students’ questions and answers
Columbia students who are active in current election campaigns and in electoral reform added their on-the-ground perspectives on their work and what is at stake. They provided questions that helped frame the discussion. Global Centers Directors from around the world (Youssef Cherif, Tunis; Ipek Cem Taha, Istanbul; Karen Poniachik, Santiago; Thomas Trebat, Rio de Janeiro) joined the discussion and offered their regional perspectives on these U.S. elections.
Shannon Marquez, Dean of Undergraduate Global Education, Columbia University
Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University
Andrew E Gelman, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Higgins Professor of Statistics and Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Data Science Institute
Wen-kuni Ceant, Fulbright Scholar, CEO/Co-Founder of Politicking
Zachary Kimmel, Columbia College '21, founder and outreach director of Columbia Votes