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Post-Election Summit

The complete post-
mortem on the 2008 race: A two-day conference at USC will offer analysis from top Obama and McCain strategists.

The long race is over. Victorious Barack Obama has bested John McCain, snagging 349 electoral votes and 52 percent of the popular vote. But what does it all mean? What happened, and what now?

Scholarly and journalistic experts will offer their take on the events of 2008 at a two-day conference sponsored by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, in association with

Held November 21-22 at USC’s Davidson Conference Center, “Election ’08: Deconstructing the Campaign and What It Means for the Future” will feature panel discussions with top strategists from the Obama and McCain camps, moderated by Politico reporters and editors. The panels will concentrate on the primary and general election seasons, in addition to future campaign strategies, and the challenges facing the Obama administration.

In addition, a panel of professional journalists will offer analysis on the events and decisions that shaped this election.

The conference will be free to media and to USC students who RSVP. There will be a $15 entry fee for USC faculty, staff and alumni; seniors; and non-USC students. Admission for the general public will be $25.

For more information, contact Kerstyn Olson, deputy director of the Unruh Institute, at (213) 740-8964 or

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