Event Details

CAU Pre-Election Seminar 2024
November 1-3, 2024
Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York

Join us for a riveting, non-partisan seminar that dives deep into the details of the 2024 presidential election. Our faculty, comprising former members of the House of Representatives – one Democrat and one Republican – and current members of the Government Department, the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, and the University Administration, will examine a wide range of critical topics from the evolving landscape of political parties to the power of media, election security, public opinion polling, gerrymandering, disinformation, and the Electoral College.

CAU faculty take you beyond the bluster, navigating to the heart of the historical, political, and legal conflicts that define the 2024 election. With the partisan divide deepening, and a striking openness among voters toward third-party candidates, our panelists forecast the twists and turns of the campaign to offer an insider’s look at the debates, fundraising, polling, and political strategies that shape the race to the White House. 

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to engage with the minds shaping the discourse around one of the most anticipated, transformative presidential elections in history! 

Alexandra E. Cirone, Assistant Professor in the Cornell Department of Government
Tom Davis, Congressman 1995-2008 (R-Virginia) and inaugural John W. Nixon ’53 Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
Steve Israel, Congressman 2001-17 (D-New York) and director of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
Joel Malina, Cornell Vice President for University Relations

$1,940 per person for double occupancy, $2,270 per person for single occupancy
The program charge includes: Opening reception + Six lectures by CAU faculty + Friday panel discussion + Two breakfasts + Two coffee breaks + Two lunches + Two dinners + Accommodations and amenities at Mohonk Mountain House. The entire charge for CAU Pre-Election Seminar must be paid in full at the time of registration. Registration ends September 27, 2024

Friday, November 1

Arrivals and check-ins beginning at 4:00pm
6:00pm Opening reception
6:45pm Group dinner
8:00-9:00pm Welcome and introductions by the presenters
Saturday, November 2
8:00-9:00am Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
9:00-10:00am Seminar in progress
10:00-10:30am Coffee break
10:30-11:30am Seminar in progress
12:00-1:30pm Lunch in the Main Dining Room
1:30-4:30pm Free time
4:30-5:30pm Seminar in progress
6:00-7:30pm Dinner in the Main Dining Room
8:00-9:00pm Seminar in progress
Sunday, November 3
8:00-9:00am Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
9:00-10:00am Seminar in progress
10:00-10:30am Coffee break
10:30-11:30am Seminar in progress
12:00-1:30pm Farewell lunch in the Main Dining Room

Mohonk Mountain House, est. 1869
Voted the #1 resort in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Mohonk Mountain House will be our home for the CAU Pre-election Seminar. Located 90 miles north of New York City, MMH offers 40,000 acres of pristine forest, 85 miles of scenic hiking trails, farm-to-table cuisine, award-winning spa services, daily recreational activities, and an indoor heated pool. To find out more about the Hudson Valley’s most iconic resort, follow this link.

Cancellation policy
To cancel your enrollment, send written notification of your wish to withdraw to cauinfo@cornell.edu. Your official date of withdrawal will be the date on which this email is sent.
Course Refund and Guest Activity Fee Refund Schedule:
If you cancel by August 1: Full refund
If you cancel by August 30: 50% refund
If you cancel by September 15: 25% refund
If you cancel after September 15: No refund
If CAU must cancel the program, you will receive a full refund.
While previously CAU has provided refunds for COVID-related cancellations, CAU is no longer able to accommodate those requests. Instead, we encourage you to purchase the insurance of your choice to protect your investment.