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Upcoming Foreign Press Center Briefings

WHAT: New York Foreign Press Center On-The-Record Briefing

TOPIC: Update on the 2016 General Election and the Impact of Election Demographics

BRIEFER: Robert Y. Shapiro, Professor and Former Chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University

WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 2:00 pm

WHERE: 799 UN Plaza, 10th Floor, E. 45th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10017

RSVP: Interested media should RSVP to

BACKGROUND: Columbia University Professor Shapiro will provide journalists with an update on the 2016 general election, an overview of the election process, and an explanation of how ethnic demographics affect American elections. Professor Shapiro specializes in American politics with research and teaching interests in public opinion, policymaking, political leadership, the mass media, and applications of statistical methods. His current research examines partisan polarization and ideological politics in the United States, as well as other topics concerned with public opinion and policymaking.

Foreign Media Only, Please.