History and the Horse Race

  • Overview

    Nobody knows who will win the 2020 Iowa Caucuses. But when it comes to predictions, nobody has a better shot than this panel of experts, who will share stories from the past and predictions for the very near future. David Yepsen, host of Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” and former political columnist for the Des Moines Register, will moderate a discussion with current and former political-science experts, including: Dianne Bystrom, Steffen Schmidt and Kelly Winfrey (Iowa State University); Dennis Goldford (Drake University), Donna Hoffman (University of Northern Iowa), David Redlawsk (University of Delaware, visiting the University of Iowa) and Peverill Squire (University of Missouri).

    The panel will start with an hour of Iowa Caucus history, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and conclude with an analysis of the current field of candidates, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. During intermission, guests can enjoy refreshments and explore the museum’s “First in the Nation” exhibit.