Boston University Hosts Political Forum on Eve of First Presidential Candidates Debate

in College of Communication, College of General Studies, Humanities/Social Science, News Releases
September 15th, 2004

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 |
Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 |

(Boston) — On the eve of the crucial first presidential candidates debate, Boston University will host a forum on Wednesday, September 29, to discuss what to look and listen for, as well as to examine why these debates are important.

The forum will feature a panel of faculty from the fields of presidential history, political science, and journalism discussing the expectations of the Bush and Kerry campaigns, offering historical context and looking back on how previous debates have affected election outcomes. A half-hour open discussion will follow the presentations.

Participants include: Andrew Bacevich, retired U.S. Army colonel and director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University; Bruce Shulman, presidential historian and Boston University professor of history; John Gerring, Boston University professor of political science; Linda Killian, director of Boston University’s Washington Journalism Center; and Julian Zelizer, political historian, Boston University professor of history, and forum moderator.
The event is free and open to the public.

For further information call 617-353-2240.

Events: The 2004 Election in Historical Context

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Place: School of Management, 1st floor auditorium
Boston University
595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

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