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Then-Senator Barack Obama at the ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum, held on Sept. 11, 2008. Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

President Barack Obama (CC'83), the first Columbia graduate to be elected president of the United States, was sworn in for a second term.

Former Solicitor General Charles Fried (Law’60) is the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Visiting Professor of Law. Image credit: Bruce Gilbert

When Charles Fried was a student at Columbia Law School in the late 1950s, he took three classes with Herbert Wechsler, a legendary constitutional law professor whose achievements included developing the legal framework for the Nuremberg trials and helping design a model penal code that up

Kathleen McKeown
Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science

Q. Tell us about your project and how it relates to the election.

Dorian Warren
Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

Q. What are some key differences between the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections?

Nathaniel Persily
Charles Beekman Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science

Q. This election cycle has seen a great deal of controversy over voter identification laws. How significant are they in the election process?

Donald Green
Professor of Political Science

Q. Your research on field experiments is said to have changed political science research, and election themselves. In what way?

From left: Glen Hubbard and Jeffrey Liebman debating on Oct. 8 during the World Leaders Forum Image credit: Michael Dames/Columbia University

Debate season isn’t confined to television screens as the presidential campaign hurtles to Election Day. Columbia representatives of President Barack Obama (CC’83) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are going toe-to-toe making their candidates’ case for election.

Editor’s Note: The above video interview took place in July 2012, immediately following news of the election and the ongoing issues surrounding violence and journalists in Mexico. When Pablo Piccato was a Ph.D.

John Huber works with a student during a daily lab session in Cairo. Huber arranged for students to work with "Stata," a sophisticated software tool applied quantitatively to political science research questions.

As the eyes of the world focused on Egypt’s transition to democracy, Columbia University political science faculty members conducted a quantitative research workshop for aspiring social scientists at The American University in Cairo just weeks before Egypt’s historic presidential elections

Shelley Mayer

Shelley Mayer has traded her Morningside Heights office for a seat in Albany.

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