Dr. Timothy A. Brynes and the League of Women Voters spoke on “Election 2016: How We Got Here and Where We’ll Go” at the Firebarn on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016.
Byrnes holds a bachelors degree from Le Moyne College and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science at Colgate University and chair of the Department of Political Science. He has held visiting faculty appointments at The Graduate Institute for International Affairs in Switzerland and Nicolas Copernicus University in Poland, and he is a past winner of Colgate’s Alumni Corporation’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Byrnes is the author of a number of books on the role of the Catholic Church in politics, among them Catholic Bishops in American Politics, Transnational Catholicism in Post Communist Europe, and most recently, Reverse Mission: Transnational Religious Communities and the Making of US Foreign Policy.
The League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of the Syracuse Metropolitan Area is a nonprofit and nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
The League influences public policy through education and advocacy, with two separate and distinct roles:
Voters Service/Citizen: The League presents unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues
Action/Advocacy: The league is also nonpartisan, but, after study, it uses it’s positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest