After the Storm: Interpreting the Implications of the 2020 Election Cycle

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

11:50 am – 1:00 pm
program begins at noon

RACHEL PAINE CAUFIELD | Professor of Political Science, Drake University

What are the results going to look like the day after election day? No one really knows. What we do know is that the results of the presidential, US Congress, and state legislature elections will have significant impact on the future direction of our nation and state. Join us for Intersections (just three days after the election!) as Rachel Paine Caufield, professor of political science at Drake University, discusses the results at the federal and state level and implications for both.

Because this is an online event, all are welcome to RSVP and join us, no matter where you live!

Have you taken advantage of the pre-ordered lunch yet? If you’re in the Cedar Rapids area, you have the opportunity to order and pick up a pre-packaged lunch to enjoy at home on the day of Intersections. Lunches are prepared by Heidi, our Close to Home caterer, and we need 15 lunches ordered each month in order to retain her services. Pre-paid lunches can be picked up in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot (310 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids) between 10:45-11:30 am the morning of Intersections. This month’s lunch selection: turkey and cranberry sandwich (meat option) or southwest veggie wrap (vegetarian option). Both will come with a caprese pesto pasta salad as well as butter pecan cookies.

RSVPs to order lunch must be made by noon on Wednesday, November 4.

Registrations to attend the virtual Intersections event can be made anytime. A confirmation email including the link to join will be sent to you once you register.

Intersections reservation AND pre-paid lunch: click here
Intersections reservation without lunch: click here

About PROFESSOR CAUFIELD: Rachel Paine Caufield earned her Ph.D. at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., specializing in American politics and political science methodology, and her B.A. at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, majoring in Political Science and Mathematics. She joined the Department of Political Science at Drake in 2001, and teaches courses on American politics, with special attention to political institutions (Congress and the Legislative Process, Judicial Politics, and the American Presidency). Prior to joining the Drake faculty, she was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. studying the relationship between the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court.

During her tenure at Drake, she spent 10 years as a Research Fellow with the American Judicature Society (2003-2013), where she conducted research on state judicial selection methods, trends in judicial elections, and the rules and procedures governing state merit selection systems.

For three years, she served as the Associate Director for Citizen Engagement at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, working to bring students and the community together to create a more vigorous and meaningful public dialogue.

Who should be attending Intersections?
We want Intersections to reach more people in the greater Cedar Rapids area. And, we need your help! Please consider inviting a couple of friends (or more!) to attend Intersections with you. Make sure you give us their names when you make your reservation. Thank you for your help!

Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.