Whitman College announces political speaker series focused on presidential race
Thursday, Oct 4, 2012
**NOTE: Events are unticketed. Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early.
From their perspectives, they will address key issues of the upcoming election, including the economy, domestic policy and the relationship between politics and religion in America. Each speaker represents a different point on the political spectrum.
Brooks, a political analyst best known for his op-eds in The New York Times, will present Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall. (Click here to find Cordiner Hall on a map of the Whitman College campus. )
Suarez is a veteran broadcast journalist and senior correspondent for The NewsHour on PBS. He will speak Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. (Click here to find Maxey Hall on a map of the Whitman College campus. ) Both events are free and open to the public and the media.
"This is a series that I hope will capture the interest and curiosity of our wider community and fuel thoughtful discussions campus wide," said President George Bridges.
Whitman politics professors Paul Apostolidis and Shampa Biswas will serve as moderators, and both lectures will be followed by Q&A and book signing sessions.
Whitman is also providing a live screening of the presidential debate Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. Politics professor Susanne Beechey will moderate a Townhall discussion immediately following.
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