Askew Lecture Series Presents "Biased Coins, Cruises, and Crashes: A Study of Elections in Four Countries"

117 E Government St Pensacola, FL

Using concepts from statistics (the normal curve), physics (exponential decay), and politology (cost of ruling), professors Alfred G. Cuzán and Richard J. Heggen have developed models that approximate the results of 2,000 state or provincial elections in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States. During this talk, they will present partial results of these on-going investigations. Professor Joseph Colomer of Georgetown University will critique the presentation in light of his own work. A period of Q&A will follow. Presented by the Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government, the Askew Lecture Series is a downtown community talk on current political issues and public policy topics. The talk will be held March 23 at Voices of Pensacola, 117 E Government St, Pensacola. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 6 p.m.The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To learn more about the event or the Askew Lecture Series, visit