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January 26, 2021

Panel: Congress and Policy Making in the 117th Congress

Join the IOP@FSU as we host another event in our series, this one focused on finding common ground in Congress. We welcome Representative Neal Dunn (R-FL) and Representative Al Lawson (D-FL) in a discussion on the upcoming 117th Congress and representation. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Michelle Whyman (Assistant Professor of Political Science, FSU) and will start at 6:30 pm.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 18, 2020

Unraveling the 2020 Election, National, and Florida Perspectives

The IOP hosted Dr. John Sides of Vanderbilt University and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog and Steve Schale, who was the executive director of Unite the Country during the 2020 election cycle, for a live Zoom event on November 18th. Our speakers provided expert insight on the 2020 election results and their impact on politics for 2021 and beyond.

November 10, 2020

Election Forecasting

election forecasting

The IOP@FSU held a timely event hosting G. Elliott Morris of The Economist who broke down the performance of election forecasting for the 2020 election. View this discussion with Dr. Brad Gomez, chair of the FSU Political Science Department on our YouTube channel.


What’s Next? Comprehending post-election and what happens next

IOP@FSU hosted an event with the FSU Alumni Association on November 4, 2020, where Dean Tim Chapin, from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, hosted a panel of esteemed faculty to explore American Democracy in action and our tradition of representative governance. Our featured panelists hosted a strictly nonpartisan discussion that provides information on next stages and explained emerging political processes. Registrants had the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time as well as ask our experts questions throughout the webinar.

Events IOP in Action

POSTPONED: IOP Kickoff and Keynote

The Institute of Politics at Florida State University’s virtual forum featuring U.S. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) planned for January 12th, at 6:30 p.m. has been postponed due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. 

Details about a possible makeup date will be announced as soon as they become available. 


Panel: Presidential Transitions and the Biden Administration

On January 14th, 2021, the IOP@FSU discussed the 2021 presidential inauguration and transition. The discussion on presidential transitions featuring Willie Gaynor (2016 Trump Transition Team & 2000 Bush Transition Team), Jon Carson (2008 Obama Transition Team) and Gary Hollibaugh Jr. (Associate Prof. of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh) moderated by Hans Hassell (IOP Director) will be available to view shortly. Please check back for updates!