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Mount Union to Host Third Presidential Legacy Conference April 6-7

March 22, 2023

ALLIANCE — The University of Mount Union’s Department of Social Sciences, in coordination with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron, is hosting its third presidential legacy conference titled, “The Donald Trump Presidency: Legacy and Record” April 6-7 on the campus of Mount Union. 

This event is an even-handed, non-partisan and scholarly examination of the Trump Presidency on the United States and the world from a variety of perspectives. The conference follows "The Barack Obama Presidency: Legacy and Record" conference hosted on Mount Union's campus in 2016. 

The conference includes five panels and two roundtable discussions featuring an array of published political scientists from more than 20 higher education institutions. One roundtable is highlighted by three media members who covered the Trump Presidency, including Major Garrett, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, Don Gonyea, national political correspondent for National Public Radio and Karen Kasler, bureau chief for The Statehouse News Bureau. Garrett will also deliver a keynote on April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Newbold Room of Mount Union’s Hoover-Price Campus Center. 

All panels, roundtables and the keynote address are free and open to the public, but space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions or more information, including a conference schedule and biographies for all panelists and presenters, visit