A panel discussion on the 2016 election featuring Ithaca Mayor and HWS Presidential Fellow Svante Myrick, Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas, and President Mark D. Gearan will take place in Chi Phi fraternity, 573 S. Main St., on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Myrick, Lucas and Gearan, who are co-teaching a Reader’s College course on campaigns and elections, will offer their political expertise and insight on the 2016 election. The panel will be moderated by students, and also include an open question and answer session. Prior to the discussion, students can submit a question by clicking here.
Myrick recently offered a dual lecture with Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren as part of the President’s Forum Speaker Series. He is the youngest mayor and the first African American mayor in Ithaca’s history, and in November 2015 was reelected in an unopposed race to a second four-year term as mayor.
Lucas, who serves as associate dean of faculty and co-organizer for the HWS Annual Day on the Hill program, joined HWS in 2000. His scholarly interests center on legislative politics, political parties, American political institutions and American political behavior. Lucas holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and his M.A. and Ph.D. from State University at Binghamton.
Gearan served in the White House as Assistant to the President and Director of Communications, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff during the Clinton Administration. He also served as the former director of the Peace Corps and is one of our nation’s leading experts on the intersection of higher education and civic engagement.
The event is sponsored by HWS Votes, Chi Phi, the College Republicans, and the College Democrats, and is free and open to the community.