LEWISTON — Results of the recent election and what they mean will be the topic at the Great Falls Forum at noon Friday, Nov. 21, in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library.

Bates College Associate Professor of Politics John Baughman will speaking on “The 2014 Election: What did we Learn and What Can We Expect?”

Baughman is in his 15th year of teaching at Bates and is a former chairman of the Politics Department. Prior to coming to Bates, he served as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, as well as on the staffs of U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-New York, and Rhodri Morgan, a member of the British Parliament.

A specialist in American politics, Baughman is the author of “Common Ground: Committee Politics in the U.S. House of Representatives” and is working on a book tentatively titled “The People’s House: Representation and Responsiveness in the Antebellum House of Representatives.” He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College.

In his Forum presentation, Baughman will take an inside look at some of the voting patterns that emerged from this month’s election, putting them in context with recent electoral history. He will also provide some insight into the connection between campaigning and governing and plans to close the talk with a look ahead to 2016 and beyond to see what 2014 might tell us about future elections.

The Forum is free and no reservations are required. It is a bring-your-own brown-bag lunch, with coffee, tea and bottled water available at the library.

The Great Falls Forum is co-sponsored by the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Bates College, Lewiston Public Library and the Sun Journal. The library is at 200 Lisbon St. at the corner of Pine Street. More information on Thursday’s lecture or other upcoming events in the Great Falls Forum series is available by contacting the library at 513-3135 or www.LPLonline.org.

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