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"Battle for the Ballot Box" Set for Nov. 13

Miller Center Launches Live Webcast Discussions On Politics

November 8, 2001-- A new interactive Web site on American politics sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs will host a live webcast forum, "Battle for the Ballot Box: Election Reform in American Political Development," on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The forum will consist of a two live panel discussions followed by an electronic discussion, in which anyone may participate. The "American Political Development" Web site may be viewed at http://www.americanpoliticaldevelopment.org/ and the interactive webcast will be at

http://www.americanpoliticaldevelopment.org/elect_forum_election.htm

The two panels, which will be aired from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will include:

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Panel 1- "Perspectives of the Task Force Coordinators of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform"

Moderator: Paula Baker, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

Panelists:

Mark Hansen, Department of Government, Harvard University

David King, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Daniel Ortiz, University of Virginia School of Law

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Panel 2 — "Election Reform, Voting Rights, and American Political History"

Moderator: Bruce Schulman, Department of History, Boston University

Panelists:

Heather Gerken, Harvard University School of Law

Alex Keyssar, Department of History, Harvard University

Brenda Wright, National Institute for Voting Rights

The webcast is the first in a series of discussions on the American Political Development Web site on topics in American political history. The Web site is a joint undertaking of the Miller Center's American Political Development Program and the American Political History Initiative.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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