The framers of the United States Constitution forged a workable, if awkward, institution when they created the Electoral College as the means for selecting the president. This lecture addressed multiple shortcomings – in theory and practice – in the Electoral College and argued that some change, from the technical to a complete overhaul, would produce a more coherent and more democratic means of choosing the American president.

At this special event, the audience heard from Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science, Professor Burdett A. Loomis. Professor Loomis has been awarded one of two prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chairs in American Political Science for 2012 sponsored by Flinders University.