Election 2012: Yale historian looks ahead — live and online today at noon

As the nation hurtles toward November’s presidential election, Yale scholar Beverly Gage will put the contest in perspective on Tuesday, Oct. 16 — live and on the Web via @YaleLive.

A professor of history and expert in U.S. political ideology and institutions, Gage teaches 20th-century American politics, American conservatism, communism, terrorism, and other topics. She is the author of “The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror,” and is writing a biography of J. Edgar Hoover. In 2009 Gage, whose courses are popular among students, won Yale College’s Sarai Ribicoff Award for teaching excellence.

@YaleLive is a live video interview program offering worldwide access to Yale’s great minds. Viewers may submit questions in advance and during the interview via Yale’s Facebook page, Twitter@Yale or socialmedia@yale.edu.

The program will broadcast on the Yale Livestream channel at noon EDT and will run between 20 and 30 minutes.

Other Yale experts share their insights on “Election 2012: Yale Perspectives.”

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