Category: Live Chats
On Wednesday, January 25, the Boston University Alumni Association will host BU’s Road to Washington: An Election Year Series, at the George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium. Moderated by Thomas Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, the panel will include Tobe Berkovitz, Dino Christenson and Graham Wilson. For more information on the event, read the preview on BU Today.
The event will run from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., and will also be streamed live on the BU Alumni Association UStream channel. Questions will be solicited on Twitter on the @bualumni account, and on the event hashtag, #buR2W. The Conference Auditorium is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.
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On Tuesday, November 29th, BU Today hosted a town hall-style discussion, “Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency.” The panel included Dean of the College of Communication Thomas Fiedler, journalism professor Robert Zelnick, and two undergraduate students, Tabitha Watson (COM’12, CAS’12) and Crystal Burrell (CAS’14). Dean of Students Kenn Elmore moderated the discussion, bringing in questions from the audience and live viewers on UStream, Twitter and Facebook.
Panelists discussed Obama’s gains and shortfalls in office, reflecting on his election, the country’s economic crisis, foreign policy, and national security. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the job market for college graduates were also touched upon.
For the full discussion, view the UStream broadcast below:
Next week, a number of events will be hosted around campus in honor of World AIDS Day. Free HIV/AIDS testing will take place throughout the week: Tuesday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third floor of the George Sherman Union; Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and Friday, December 2nd from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Student Health Services. For all testing sessions, pre-registration is available in the GSU Link and walk-ins are also welcome.
On Thursday, December 1st, World AIDS Day information tables will be set up in the GSU Link from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. That night, at 7:30, “Global Meets Local” will take place in the Law Auditorium. This event will feature performances and testimonials from South Africa, as well as live footage.
On Friday, December 2nd from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore will interview MTV’s Georgia Arnold about her work with the Staying Alive Foundation. Their discussion will stream live from BU Central. Shortly afterward, Dean Elmore will host a Coffee and Conversation with Georgia Arnold in the Howard Thurman Center from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., which is free and open to the public.
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On Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm, journalism professor Robert Zelnick, will moderate the Great Debate at the Tsai Performance Center. The debate, the 29th in the series, is modeled after the Cambridge and Oxford University Union Societies’ public discussions. This year’s event will bring together students, faculty and scholars to discuss who’s to blame for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The panelists arguing that Israeli leadership is responsible include Hussein Ibish, Ph.D, a senior research fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, Geoffrey Aronson from the Foundation for Middle East Peace, and BU student Justin Bourke (COM ’13). They will face off against Robert J. Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, Joshua Muravchik, Ph.D, a Foreign Policy Institute Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and BU student Phillip Kisubika (COM ’13).
The two teams will go head-to-head for about an hour, followed by 20 minutes of audience discussion and rebuttals. The Great Debate is a free event open to the Boston University community and general public. Please contact Lauren Glaser with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, September 8th, Dean of Students Kenn Elmore sat down with local Twitter celebrity Tom O’Keefe, better known as @BostonTweet, to discuss some of the best food, scenes and sightseeing in Boston.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite recommendations from the live event; check out the archived stream for the full talk.