Program Details

Nine Presidential Elections That Changed America, and One That is Ongoing!

Ralph Nurnberger
History / Current Events
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Presidential elections are inherently bitterly contested political struggles between candidates with differing views on what is best for the country. This series will focus on nine of the most significant and interesting previous elections. It will conclude with a discussion of the ongoing 2020 election.


  1. Presidential Elections in 1800, 1824 and 1860
  2. Presidential Elections in 1876; 1896 and 1912
  3. Presidential Elections in 1932; 1948 and 2000
  4. Nurnberger will discuss the 2020 election with noted political analyst Justin Gray. They will consider the Democratic field of candidates, as well as President Trump's bid for re-election.

About the Instructor

  • Ralph Nurnberger, PhD taught history and international relations at Georgetown University for 38 years, receiving the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate School of Liberal Studies in 2003. Nurnberger served on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as Legislative Liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He earned his BA from Queens College, his MA from Columbia University and his PhD from Georgetown University.

    Justin Gray, MA JD is the President and CEO of Gray Global Advisors, LLC (GGA), an advisory firm that specializes in government affairs and business consulting. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. He serves as an advisor to political campaigns and officeholders, as well as global heads of state, corporations, and non-profit organizations.

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