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Law & Policy Lecture Series: “If the Party Decides, Who is the 2024 GOP Nominee” 9/21

Posted on September 20, 2023 | Filed under Archive

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The Center for Political Participation invites the campus community to the first event in this semester’s Law & Policy Speaker Series. This particular series will focus on the challenges of political campaigns at the national, state, and local levels.

The first speaker, Professor Hans Noel of Georgetown University, will join remotely for a conversation about the unprecedented circumstances of the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary. This event will take place TONIGHT on Thursday, September 21, at 7 pm in Quigley Auditorium. A question-and-answer session will follow Professor Noel’s prepared remarks.

Prof. Noel is widely considered a leading national expert on this topic and is a co-author of the influential book The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform (Chicago University Press). His talk is called: “If The Party Decides…Who is the Republican Nominee in 2024?”

Here’s a brief description of what Professor Noel will cover: In most presidential primaries, party insiders have a significant influence over which candidates are viable contenders to win the nomination. And they exert influence long before most voters are paying attention. In 2016, Donald Trump won despite the concerns of many established leaders in the Republican Party. Now under indictment, will Donald Trump win the nomination again? Or will party insiders have the last word?