A Princeton take on the 2020 election

Election Day is just more than a month away, and American voters are already casting their ballots by the thousands each day. Tonight, we reach the next milestone in the presidential campaign with the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

We hope you’ll log on at 4:30 p.m. ET today for a live preview of the debate, featuring a range of Princeton faculty. The panelists include Kevin M. Kruse, professor of history; Denise L. Mauzerall, professor of civil and environmental engineering and public and international affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs; Ali A. Valenzuela, Ph.D., assistant professor of politics; and Heather Howard, director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network and lecturer in public affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Each will discuss what they expect and what they are looking for from this year’s candidates throughout the 2020 debate season.

The panel will be moderated by Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Brent Colburn and begin with a welcome by Vote100 Fellow and Whig-Clio President Morgan Smith ’21. The Vote100campaign is working with communities across campus to encourage civic engagement in all forms. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and led by students, Vote100 plans voter registration drives, campus-wide debate watch parties, assistance with absentee ballot voting, Election Day celebrations, and social media campaigns to encourage others to engage civically in elections and democratic processes locally, nationally, and internationally.

Watch the conversation live on Princeton University’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

These are just a few of the ways Princeton is working to engage and inform the broader University community as part of this election season. We hope you’ll join us in these efforts.

Stay safe and healthy.