The Election is Over: What’s Next?

This event features a panel discussion with members of Furman University’s Department of Politics and International Affairs. The event will conclude with questions from the audience. The major parties have painted an apocalyptic picture of what will happen if the other side wins the presidency. Partisan media have portrayed such outcomes as existential threats to the Constitution and each side’s way of life, creating anxiety and fear on all sides. The faculty in Politics and International Affairs will try to separate reality from partisan hyperbole and provide a more realistic perspective on what the future holds for the next four years in the way American government functions, its relationship to other countries, and the President’s likely impact on policy. If the election has not been decided, panelists will look at how things would differ depending on which candidate wins. Originally recorded on November 11, 2020.