Tagged: Election 2012
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.
- 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.
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:
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