A panel of three Clemson University faculty members will take on the timely and complex topic of the Electoral College during the fifth Power of Perspective panel discussion, titled “Electoral College and The Supreme Court: Shapers of a Nation?” at noon on October 27.

Joseph Stewart

Bill Lasser

Panelists will include professor of Political Science Joseph Stewart and Bill Lasser, Alumni Distinguished Professor and executive director of the Honors College. The third panelist is yet to be determined. Their discussion will center around the electoral college and the Supreme Court and how these representative bodies stand in a decision-making position for the total of the United States.

Assistant Vice President for Diversity Education Kendra Stewart-Tillman will moderate the online discussion.

Kendra Stewart-Tillman

“Given these topics and their current relevance, we wanted the Power of Perspective panel immediately prior to Election Day to illuminate the historical motivations the United States has utilized to implement the Electoral College and provide context and clarity around who holds the power to represent the people of this country, even when that representation does not equate to the majority of the people,” she said.

The Power of Perspective series is free and open to all Clemson faculty, students and staff. Sponsored by the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center and the Department of Community Achievement and Student Empowerment, the series aims to increase awareness of America’s full history as it relates to race and to promote productive conversations around sustaining positive change.

Register here.