Isn’t There a Better Way to Nominate Presidential Candidates?


Feb. 13, 2024, 6pm to 7pm

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Office/Remote Location

First Floor Auditorium


As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West presents a lecture titled "Isn’t There a Better Way to Nominate Presidential Candidates?" by Brookings senior fellow in governance studies, Elaine Kamarck. 

This lecture will examine why every four years the major political parties undertake a drawn-out, confusing series of primaries, caucuses, and conventions to determine their presidential nominees.  Over the years, a number of rational and more orderly ways to select presidential nominees have been proposed but none of these ideas have been adopted.  Brookings Institution scholar Elaine Kamarck, who has written extensively on the topic and served as a presidential and presidential campaign advisor, will address these topics and more.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

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Brookings Mountain West

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Brookings Mountain West