Election 2016 from Washington University’s view

This is the campus where, through historic debates, presidential and vice presidential candidates make their bones or make their exits. This is the campus where the democratic process is more than an exercise; it’s a point of unity, pride, leadership, scholarship, research, life.

So at such a transformative moment in history, when America’s “Brexit vote” came to pass, where better than Washington University in St. Louis to bring together the thought leaders and experts from disparate fields covering the littered landscape that was, is and forever will be Election 2016?

The day after, we asked some of the brightest minds on this campus and in the world to offer reasoned, forward-looking reactions to this election process. They will continue to give insight and forecasts about where this nation is headed in regard to its politics, economics, election process, religious and sociological affiliations along party lines, and the patchwork of people that make up America.

White resentment and another historical juncture about race, from the author of an award-winning book about how people produce and reproduce racial identities.

Talking to your kids about the election, from a professor of child psychiatry.

Democrats next may try to eliminate the electoral college, from an election law expert.

Immigration and that figurative wall, from the perspective of a School of Law expert who once worked with Homeland Security on such issues. 

Reality TV indeed, from an instructor who previously was a TV producer and writer.

And what went religiously right and wrong, from the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Read more on Election 2016.