In light of the current election and with so much political acrimony in the air, the business community needs a solid discussion of the post-election economy. Our panelists include a noted economist, a political scientist, and a student regent, who will cut through the media hype and answer questions of how the new Congress will collaborate with President Obama or President Romney in regard to the potential impending fiscal cliff, Obamacare, and other legislative issues facing the nation.
Meet the Panelists
Steven Hershkowitz Steven Hershkowitz is a master's candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) in the School of Public Policy with a specialization in education policy. In May of 2012, he graduated from UMCP with a bachelor's in Government and Politics and a minor in Philosophy. Hershkowitz has interned for Congressman Steve Israel (NY-02), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. Hershkowitz is currently serving as the Student Regent on the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents. In this capacity, he represents the over 184,000 students worldwide that are currently enrolled in USM institutions. His term extends through June 30, 2013.
Nina Kasniunas Nina Kasniunas is an assistant professor at Goucher College where she teaches courses on American politics. Her research centers on the role of interest groups in the policy making process, and civic engagement pedagogy. Dr. Kasniunas has written on campaign strategies of interest groups, using re-enactment of Supreme Court oral argument in the classroom, gay rights, and how the Bush administration used the courts to advance religion. She also has published a book on state election rules. Upcoming research projects will be examining citizen engagement in local politics through neighborhood associations and organizations in Baltimore.
Dr. Timothy Sullivan
Dr. Timothy Sullivan is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Economics at Towson University. Dr. Sullivan holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in economics, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Sullivan has published many books and articles on various topics within the field of economics.
Jeff Salkin Jeff Salkin joined Maryland Public Television in 1991 and has become one of the most respected and recognizable journalists on the local public affairs scene. At MPT, he has moderated political debates, and anchored live coverage of news events. At MPT, he has moderated political debates and anchored live coverage of news event. Jeff hosts MPT’s “Direct Connection” call-in program, “State Circle” political program, and “Your Money & Business.” He is also President and Publisher of WallStreetWeek.com, a new financial web site focused on individual investors. Jeff is a Baltimore native and Howard County resident. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.