The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Katy Crossley-Frolick, associate professor of political science, presenting “Germans Go to the Polls: Analyzing the Impact of the 2017 Elections for Europe and Beyond.”
Germans head to the polls on Sept. 24, 2017, to elect a new parliament and a new Chancellor. What might the election outcome look like after other pivotal elections in the Netherlands and France, and flirtation with populist radical right parties? Will Angela Merkel win a fourth term as Chancellor? How might the election impact ongoing Brexit negotiations? How will the election outcome impact transatlantic relations with the United States, and its relations with Russia to the East? What variables shaped voter preferences? These and other questions are the focus of this Global Studies Seminar.
The Global Studies Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary intellectual forum for the Denison community to discuss and debate academic and policy issues of global importance. Speakers from the Denison faculty as well as guest scholars are invited to present their recently published (or work in progress) research. In the spirit of the liberal arts, we strive to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of complex global challenges, and we work hard to try to balance the lecture series coverage with topics/speakers from the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences.
The seminars are held on Monday nights at 7:30-9 PM and are open and free to the public.