On March 15 and 16, 2013, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College hosted the academic conference, The American Election 2012: Contexts and Consequences. The conference seeks to explore the meaning of the 2012 election and the politics presidents make, as well as examining the implications of the general election for the American political culture.
Keynote speaker wasjournalist Dante Chinni, author of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About The Real America.
Selected papers presented at the conference would serve as drafts of chapters in an edited volume. The conference organizers welcome all proposals related to the contexts and consequences of the 2012 presidential election.
Proposals topics included: areas of campaign and election strategies, foreign and domestic policy and the election, the role of government, faith and politics, race in contemporary America, the impact of the Tea Party, and the efforts by both Democrats and Republicans at defining the direction of their parties, as well as papers that forecast the cultural and societal consequences of the election.