The Center of Public Affairs and Election Research was launched on January 1, 2017 by the Department of Government and Politics at Utica College. The Center seeks to serve citizens, journalists, students, and scholars by providing research, commentary, and analysis of local, state, national, and international politics. The Center regularly publishes articles and hosts various events at Utica College, including discussion series, guest speakers, and conferences. The Center is non-partisan and non-profit. All activities and viewpoints related to the center solely reflect the views of the respective individual(s) involved and not Utica College. All images are used solely for educational purposes. Though centered in New York, our team of writers are located around the country and throughout the world to audience that spans all 50 states and 120 countries.