University Events Focus on Upcoming Presidential Election

Posted: October 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Two events at George Mason campuses this week will examine the upcoming election from various viewpoints and allow open discussion of the issues.

“The Election—What’s at Stake?” is the featured topic for the opening evening of a four-part Spotlight Speaker Series cosponsored by George Mason and Arlington County Public Libraries. The event takes place tomorrow at 7 p.m. on the Arlington Campus, Original Building, Room 329. School of Public Policy professors Desmond Dinan, James Pfiffner, Mark Rozell, and Susan Tolchin will discuss aspects of the electoral college, the religious right, fiscal policy, the European Union, and the angry voter in relation to the upcoming presidential election. All sessions of the Spotlight Speaker Series are free and open to the public.

New Century College, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Women’s Center, and the Mason Democracy Project are hosting a campaign teach-in on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus. The purpose is to provide a forum for information sharing and constructive dialogue among faculty, staff, and students. Events include panels and discussions addressing questions such as, “What does this election mean to you?” and, “Free speech, money, and political elections—can there be balance?” The events are free and open to the public.

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