The Amazing (Presidential) Race

  

By Sarah Aires ’14

Young adults are more attuned than ever to the goings on of the Presidential election knowing that the outcome on November 6 directly affects their opportunity and their choices.

The Pace Community knows the importance of staying civically engaged in the political process–the only way we can make sure that our voices are heard! It has become a Pace tradition to watch the debates as a community to discuss, evaluate, and cheer-on your favored candidates. For each round, there will be pre-debate discussions where you can make your stance known on any number of issues. The debate watching parties are hosted by faculty and staff on both campuses. And for those of you who are first-time voters who haven’t registered, learn more about Pace’s voter registration drive below!

NYC Campus

First Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m., Lecture Hall North
Featuring a debate on the issues between Communications Studies Professor Satish Kolluri, PhD, and Economics Professor Mark Weinstock

Vice Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.
Schimmel Theatre
Featuring a discussion on women’s issues in the 2012 election with Dyson Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nancy Reagin, PhD, Women and Gender Studies and History major Victoria Measles, and Pace alumna Annamaria Santamaria ’12

Second Presidential Debate
Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m., Schimmel Theatre
Featuring a debate between Pace students

Third Presidential Debate
Monday, October 22, 8:00 p.m., Schimmel Theatre
A discussion on foreign policy in the 2012 election featuring Political Science Professor Mattew Bolton, PhD, and Peace and Justice Studies Professor Emily Welty, PhD

PLV Campus

First Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m.
Gottesman
From QE3 to “drill baby, drill” candidates duke out the issues.

Vice Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Biden v. Ryan. What more do you need?

Second Presidential Debate
Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Occupy Wall Street. Anarchy in the E.U. Take to the streets (or at least get out of your seats) and debate top issues at home and abroad.

Third Presidential Debate
Monday, October 22, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Global warming. Nuclear programs in Iran. China-Japan showdown. Presidents and students tackle some of the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day.

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