Category Archives: Democratic Primaries

How Brexit impacts the campaigns, Sanders support of Clinton, and counting down to the conventions

June 27, 2016

Research Director Zach Courser joins Louis Desipio, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies and director of the Center for Democracy at the University of California Irvine, to discuss how Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union last week will have ripple effects on the presidential campaigns here in the US on AirTalk.


Analyzing the major storylines on the eve of the CA primary

June 6, 2016 Research Director Zach Courser joins Ange-Marie Hancock, associate professor of political science and gender studies at the University of Southern California, to discuss California’s upcoming primary and Donald Trump’s comments on federal judge Gonzalo Curiel on AirTalk. Continue Reading

Analyzing each campaign on the eve of the New York State primary

April 18, 2016 Zach Courser, Research Director, joins Steve Philips, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, to discuss the upcoming New York state primiary on AirTalk. Both current frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump call the Empire State home and have been making sure everyone knows it in the weeks leading up to tomorrow’s contest.… Continue Reading

California’s role in shaping 2016 post-Super Tuesday

Joined by Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and adjunct faculty at USC Annenberg School, and Lynn Vavreck, professor of political science at UCLA, Professor Zach Courser, research director of the Dreier Roundtable weigh in on the most recent results from this election cycle and how California figures… Continue Reading

Professor Courser Weighs in on South Carolina and Nevada Results

Professor Courser joins Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times Politics Reporter, and Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California on 89.3 KPCC to reflect on the South Carolina Primary and Nevada Caucus results. Listen to the analysis on AirTalk, hosted by Larry Mantle, here. Continue Reading

Decision ’16: Decoding the Iowa Caucus & New Hampshire Primary

Zachary Courser ’99, moderator, Tuesday, February 9, 2016. After months of debates, polls, and punditry, the primary season has begun! The Iowa caucus will have taken place on February 1st, soon followed by the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary on February 9th. Join an expert panel discussion that will analyze the results from the Iowa caucus,… Continue Reading

Professor Courser in Panel Discussion on Election 2016

Professor Zachary Courser, Research Director of the Dreier Roundtable and visiting Assistant Professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, weighs in on the 2016 Election alongside fellow Claremont College professors: Lorn Foster, Professor of American Government and Politics at Pomona College, David Menefee-Libey, Professor of Politics at Pomona College, and Vanessa Tyson, Assistant Professor of Politics… Continue Reading