About the talk:

The age of presidential candidates has become a salient concern, but age is not the only physical factor that should concern citizens. Presidents can also suffer various forms of illness, both physical and psychological. This talk highlights the nature of these concerns and how we might work to mitigate their impact on political outcomes.

About the speaker:

Rose McDermott is the David and Mariana Fisher University Professor of International relations at Brown University and a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She is author of five books and over two hundred academic articles encompassing topics such as American foreign and defense policy, experimentation, national security intelligence, gender, social identity, cybersecurity, emotion and decision-making, and the biological and genetic bases of political behavior.

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