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Cookies & Conversation: Alumni Edition with Dr. Jeff Freeman

Join us to meet Dr. Jeff Freeman, WVU Honors College alumnus and our special guest.

Dr. Freeman is a member of the Senior Professional Staff in the National Health Mission of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), which is the nation’s largest and longest-serving University Affiliated Research Center. In this role, Dr. Freeman serves in both management and technical positions as the Senior Scientist and Program Manager for the National Health Mission’s Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program. The mission of his program is to fundamentally transform the way the world prevents, detects and responds to health threats in all environments. Dr. Freeman also leads APL’s Disaster Response Corps, which enables APL staff and technologies to be leveraged in response to disasters and other critical events.

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Voting Behavior — How External Factors Influence Decision-Making in 2020

The 2020 presidential election is less than one day away. According to many experts, America is currently experiencing a time of heightened political polarization, something defined by the Pew Research Center as “the vast and growing gap between liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats.”

Many external factors are currently contributing to political polarization within the United States. They are affecting you and me, perhaps without us even realizing it, and that is why I wanted to talk about it with associate professor Robert Crichlow prior to tomorrow’s election.

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