What Happened? A Post-Election Discussion with Dante Scala and Andy Smith

As the Election Day dust settles, join UNH political scientists Dante Scala and Andy Smith as they dissect the results, crunch the numbers and make sense of what happened in the statewide and national elections.

Experts on political elections and trends, both Scala and Smith are highly sought after sources by the news media and pundits around the world. Scala is an associate professor of political science and a regular tweeter at @graniteprof, and Smith is an associate professor of political science and director of the UNH Survey Center.

Moderating the discussion will be Tom Haines, assistant professor of journalism, nationally recognized writer and regular tweeter at @twhaines.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Strafford Room, MUB
This event is free and open to the public


Meet the Political Analysts

Dante ScalaDante Scala
Political Scientist

Dante Scala is an expert on the New Hampshire Primary, presidential politics, NH politics, political campaigns and debates, and the U.S. presidency.

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Andy SmithAndy Smith
Political Scientist

Andy Smith conducts political polls at the local, regional, and national levels. His areas of expertise include trends regarding political candidates and issues, the New Hampshire Primary, and presidential politics. During the presidential election, his polling data are often cited by national news organizations.


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Meet the Moderator

Tom HainesTom Haines
Assistant Professor of English

Tom Haines spent 18 years as a reporter, including as a staff writer at The Boston Globe and the Seattle Times. He has reported in more than 40 countries and on 5 continents, on topics ranging from coal to cricket, art to revolution. He was three times named Travel Journalist of the Year in North America by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.




Read the Press Release

UNH Hosts Post-Presidential Election Discussion with Political Scientists Nov. 8


UNH Survey Center

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