Public Engagement

General Public

Beyond the Horserace: Protest, Power and Election 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

This event is part of a series of talks at The New School hosted by The Nation magazine.

More than oneyear ago, concerned that ordinary citizens would be locked out of the presidential nominating process, The Nation argued that a vigorously contested primary would be good for the candidates, for the Democratic Party, and for democracy. Two months later, Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched a campaign that has already transformed the politics of the 2016 presidential race. Meanwhile, the GOP primary season featuring Donald Trump's political emergence and Ted Cruz's extreme nativism has been both volatile and unexpected. Join the conversation on the 2016 election with some of The Nation's keenest political minds. Audience questions will follow the moderated discussion.


Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation

Joan Walsh, National Affairs Correspondent, The Nation, MSNBC political analyst

Dorian Warren, Fellow, Roosevelt Institute, Nation Editorial Board member

Ari Berman, author, Give Us the BallotNation Contributing Writer

Moderated by journalist and author Laura Flanders.


Sponsored by The Nation Magazine and The New School.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Politics, Policy and Government


Schools of Public Engagement


Politics, Social Justice


Free; reservations required at the Eventbrite link in the top right corner

Admin Notes

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Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.