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Election 2016 Experts From the ‘Most Politically Active’ University in U.S.

May 28, 2015
The George Washington University boasts the most politically active campus in the nation. GW faculty members are available for interviews on a wide range of political topics throughout the long 2016 presidential campaign season. 
 
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-5631 or jshevrin@gwu.edu
 
GW’s Flash Studio can accommodate live, remote or taped television and radio interviews.
 
Lara Brown, director of the Political Management program, is an expert on national elections, presidential candidates, congressional incumbents and American political parties. She can comment on a wide range of national political issues including the ideological underpinnings of presidential rhetoric and political scandals. 
 
Michael Cornfield, associate professor of political management, is an expert on campaign leadership. He can discuss recent presidential campaigns and online campaign strategy. He is also the research director of the GW Global Center for Political Engagement.
 
Matthew Dallek, assistant professor of political management, is an expert on political leadership, the presidency and political Washington. He can comment on modern American political history, campaigns and elections, the use of presidential power and the conservative movement.
 
Arnold Haiman, part-time faculty in the College of Professional Studies, is an expert on the transition process between new executive leadership and the effects it has on the other branches of government. Mr. Haiman can also provide analysis on the 2016 presidential candidate pool.
 
Danny Hayes, associate professor of political science, is an expert on political behavior. He can comment on the media's role in elections and women and politics. He is currently working on a book about female candidates' political campaigns.
 
Lee Huebner, Airlie Professor of Media and Public Affairs, is an expert in political communications. He worked as a special assistant to President Richard Nixon and was deputy director of the White House writing and research staff during his administration. He can comment on the process of writing a State of the Union address. 
 
David Karpf, assistant professor of media and public affairs, is an expert on political communications and online organizing. He can comment on online campaigning and organizing, “netroots” organizations and differences between the parties in terms of political technology.
 
Mark Kennedy, director of the Graduate School of Political Management, is a former member of Congress. He can comment on campaigns, candidates and the broader political landscape.
 
Gregory Lebel, director of the Semester in Washington Politics program within the College of Professional Studies, has more than 30 years of experience in management of public and nonprofit organizations. He has worked on numerous electoral campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of U.S. Senators George McGovern and Gary Hart, Vice President Al Gore, Jr. and Governor Howard Dean, as well as many state, local and congressional campaigns. Mr. Lebel is available to comment on a wide-range of national political issues surrounding the 2016 election.
 
Spencer A. Overton, professor of law, is an expert on voting rights. He can comment on voter suppression, felony disenfranchisement and campaign finance.  Mr. Overton previously worked for the Obama Administration to “efforts to curb special interests, enhance transparency, and increase citizen participation.”
 
Frank Sesno, director of the GW School of Media and Public Affairs, is a veteran political journalist with three decades of experience. He served at CNN as White House correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief. He can comment on any aspect of media coverage of the 2016 campaigns. 
 
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