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Politics Percolate: Post-Election Panel

Just a few short weeks after the historic 2008 election, a panel of HWS political scholars will host one final discussion about the election. Sponsored by the Americans for Informed Democracy (AID), Professor Iva Deutchman, Associate Professor Cedric Johnson and Associate Professor DeWayne Lucas of the political science department will discuss their views of this past Nov. 4. The discussion is the fifth and final installment of the series and will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Irene’s Coffee House.

With the votes tallied and history made, this exchange is slated to be the most engaging.

“The results of the election allow for a conversation to occur about the future of our country, including how the 2008 election will impact politics from now on,” explained AID Co-President Michele Viterise ’09. “In addition, we’ll be able to discuss what policies Barack Obama will put in place and speculate how he will accomplish these and with whom. Also, the statistics and results of the election are sure to be a topic as well: how many young people voted, how many swing states Obama gained and what happened for our political landscape.”

These topics follow four previous panels that were focused on the presidential candidates, their campaigns, policies and rhetoric. “Serious conversation happens each time and there is always something fresh and new,” explained Viterise. “All of the members of Americans for Informed Democracy are very pleased with the panels so far. The faculty offer their expertise to the many important issues surrounding the candidates in thorough detail.”

With an excited group of sponsors within the AID and on the panel itself, all involved encourage members of the HWS community to attend. “It is incredibly important to stay engaged,” said Viterise.

Irene’s is located in the Geneva Centre plaza, just beyond Boswell Field and the Bristol Field House on Hamilton Street. Vans will be available in Medbery parking lot beginning at 6:45 p.m.