Illinois State University‚Äôs Robert G. Bone Distinguished Lecture will feature Dr. John Sides, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, who will present The 2020 Election and the Future of American Politics from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, February 7, via Zoom.

headshot of Dr. John Sides
Dr. John Sides

The event  is free and open to the public. Those interested can register for the webinar here.  

Sides studies political behavior in America and comparative politics and serves as the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair at Vanderbilt University. He is a founder and published author of The Monkey Cage, a political science and politics outlet at the Washington Post. Sides is the author of Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and The Battle for the Meaning of AmericaThe Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Election and Campaigns and Election: Rules, Reality, Strategy, Choice. He has published articles in various scholarly journals, including the American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political ScienceBritish Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics

His lecture will examine the tumultuous 2020 presidential election, including the long-term trends and short-term shocks that shaped this dramatic year. The 2020 Election and the Future of American Politics will explore what these changes could mean for the 2022 and 2024 elections as well as the future of American politics. 

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Politics and Government and co-sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Programs.  

For additional information, or for those who need special accommodations to attend this event, call (309) 438-8638.