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2018 Midterm Election--A Weekend Seminar in New Paltz, NY with Glenn Altschuler and Gretchen Ritter

Friday, November 2, 2018

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

November 2-4, 2018 

With the body politic more bitterly divided than at any point in recent history, the 2018 midterm elections could prove to be another pivotal moment in American history. Will Republicans retain control of the House and/or the Senate? Will we prioritize immigration reform? trade? health care? international relations? No matter our political points of view, many of us will be eager to convene before the elections for informed lectures and illuminating conversation.

CAU favorite Glenn Altschuler will bring to bear his well-honed analytical skills as he talks about the cultural and ideological context of the election. Joining Glenn will be Gretchen Ritter—government professor, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations—drawing on her command of issues of democracy and citizenship in American politics. On Sunday, both she and Glenn will offer predictions about winners and losers.

All of our lectures, lively discussions, and conversations over meals will take place at the majestic Mohonk Mountain House, whose splendid surroundings we can enjoy during a stretch of free time on Saturday afternoon.

This program is part of Cornell Adult University’s (CAU), which offers acclaimed education vacations designed and led by Cornell faculty. Programs include off-campus travel adventures and week-long on-campus summer courses open to all, including Cornell alumni, families, and friends.

For more information and to register, visit, e-mail, or call 607.255.6260.

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