The Department of International Studies and History organized a talk on U.S. Electoral Processes with special reference to 2016 Presidential Elections on 02nd August 2016 at the Kuriakose Elias Auditorium, Block IV. Dr. Craig L Dicker, Minister Counsellor, Public Affairs, US Embassy, New Delhi, gave the keynote address.
In his welcome address, Dr. Venugopal Menon (Professor, Department of International Studies) gave a brief introduction about Dr. Craig, followed by a traditional welcome through presenting a shawl to Dr. Craig by Dr. Vagishwari SP (Professor, Department of History). Dr. Craig shed light on the recent trends and patterns in the U.S. electoral processes, the role of money and social media campaigning in elections, the role of electoral college and finally the checks and balances in the powers of the U.S. President and the bureaucracy. Dr. Craig’s talk was followed by an interactive question and answer session.
Other dignitaries presented during the event were Fr. Benny, Director, School of Law, Dr (Fr) Jose CC, Director, Student Affairs, and the faculty members of Department of International Studies and History. Fr. Benny presented a memento to Dr. Craig and the event was concluded with the vote of thanks by Mandara BM (III HEP).