What's at Stake? Election 2016

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Election event series, on campus Sept. 6-Nov. 15, to explore topics from immigration to the economy

What's at Stake Election Series 2016
Virginia Wesleyan College’s “What’s at Stake? Election 2016” Series, Sept. 6-Nov. 15, brings academics and members of the Hampton Roads community together to engage in a dialogue about topics relevant to this November’s election, including immigration, journalistic ethics, environmental sustainability, and gender biases in media coverage of female candidates. Members of the media and the community are invited to join us for these free events. Be a part of the discussion!
 
Beyond the Wall: U.S. Immigration Policy
Dr. Hector Perla, Professor of Politics and Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Latin American Studies, Visiting Scholar American Political Science Association, Congressional Fellowship Program
Tuesday, September 6, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Batten Student Center, Pearce Hospitality Suite
 
What’s at Stake? U.S. Foreign Policy
Dr. Daniel Margolies, Professor of History, and Dr. Antje Schwennicke, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Wesleyan College
Thursday, September 22, 11 a.m.
Boyd Dining Center, Shafer Room
 
Nexus Interfaith Dialogue: Jewish and Muslim Perspectives on Election 2016
Sponsored in partnership with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Moderated by Cathy Lewis, Host of HearSay with Cathy Lewis, WHRV 89.5 FM
Panelists: Dr. Mohamed Abdous (Muslim); Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz (Conservative Jew); Rabbi Alexander Haber (Orthodox Jew); Dr. Ahmed Noor (Muslim)
Monday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Blocker Hall Auditorium
 
What’s at Stake? Gender, Sexuality, and Politics
Dr. Kathleen Casey, Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Leslie Caughell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Wesleyan College
Thursday, October 6, 11 a.m.
Boyd Dining Center, Shafer Room
 
Energy and the Environmental Issues
from Local Perspectives and in the 2016 Presidential Election
Joel Eisen, Professor of Law, University of Richmond
Thursday, October 20, 11 a.m.
Blocker Hall Auditorium
 
Nexus Interfaith Dialogue: Christian, Hindu, and Sikh Perspectives on Election 2016
Sponsored in partnership with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Moderated by Cathy Lewis, Host of HearSay with Cathy Lewis, WHRV 89.5 FM
Panelists: Father James Curran (Catholic); Dr. Baljit Gill (Sikh); Dr. Antipas Harris (Protestant); Reverend Gloria Newsome (Protestant); Dr. Dilip Sarkar (Hindu)
Monday, October 24, 7 p.m.
Blocker Hall Auditorium
 
What’s at Stake? Student Perspectives
Virginia Wesleyan College Students
Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Jane P. Batten Student Center, The Grille
 
Just the Facts: Truth and Media Coverage
Bill Adair, Founder of the Pulitzer Prize winning website, PolitiFact.com
Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy and Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Thursday, October 27, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Blocker Hall Auditorium
 
Running as Women
Dr. Regina Lawrence, Executive Director, George S. Turnbull Portland Center and Agora Journalism Center, University of Oregon
Tuesday, November 1, 7 p.m.
Boyd Dining Center, Shafer Room
 
What’s at Stake? Economy
Dr. Paul Ewell, Associate Professor of Management, Business, Economics, and Dave Garraty, Professor of Management, Business, Economics, Virginia Wesleyan College
Thursday, November 3, 11 a.m.
Boyd Dining Center, Shafer Room
 
Social Media’s Role in Revolution & Social Movements
Amanda Cronkhite, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, November 15, 11 a.m.
Boyd Dining Center, Shafer Room
 
All events are free and open to the public and take place on the Virginia Wesleyan College campus. Call 757.455.3129 for more info.