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The Great Debate: Has President Obama Earned a Second Term?

October 22nd, 2012 in College of Communication 0 comments

On Thursday, November 1, just days before Election Day, the College of Communication‘s Department of Journalism will host “The Great Debate: Has President Obama Earned a Second Term?”

During this formal debate, two teams, each consisting of two guest speakers and one Boston University student, will go head-to-head to present arguments and rebuttals on issues of great importance in the November 6th election.

Participants include:

  • Mary Anne Marsh, Democratic political analyst on the FOX News Channel
  • William R. Keylor, professor of international relations and author of A World of Nations: The International Order since 1945
  • Bing West, co-author of the recently published Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • John Podhoretz, columnist, editor and former speechwriter for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. H. Bush
  • Aaron Heller (CAS ’14)
  • Michael Neminski (CAS ’15)

Audience members will play an active role in the conversation and, after hearing from both sides, will ultimately choose the winning team.

The Great Debate will take place at the Tsai Performance Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Obama and Campaign 2012 discussed in live chat

December 1st, 2011 in Live Chats, Panels 0 comments

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:

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Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency

November 14th, 2011 in Panels 0 comments

President Barack Obama

On Tuesday, November 29th, BU Today will host  “Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency”.  The town hall-style discussion will focus primarily on the president’s relationship with young voters.  Moderated by Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore, the panel will feature Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, journalism professor Robert Zelnick and Boston University students.     

The event will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the Terrace Lounge in the George Sherman Union.  It is free and open to the public and registration is required.  The discussion will also be broadcast  on the main Boston University UStream channel.  To participate in the conversation on Twitter use the hashtag #BUchat.

Image courtesy Barack Obama on Flickr/Creative Commons

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