Following a Super Tuesday that was almost as exciting and unpredictable as this year’s Super Bowl, three members of the political science faculty — Professor Iva Deutchman, Associate Professor DeWayne Lucas and Instructor Andrew Milstein — will join with the HWS Chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy to offer students and members of the Geneva community an opportunity to exchange ideas about the 2008 presidential election.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Irene’s Coffee House in the Geneva Centre plaza, just beyond Boswell Field and the Bristol Field House on Hamilton Street.
“I think our primary goal for the 2008 Election talk is to engender a good conversation about what is already a very exciting and far-from-clear primary season,” said Deutchman.
Bringing a wide range of expertise, Deutchman, Lucas and Milstein will offer institutional and historical perspectives to help listeners understand and frame this year’s presidential race. Those in attendance can expect to expand their understanding of the whole election process and the 2008 election in particular.
With a congenial atmosphere, great coffee and delicious half moon cookies, Irene’s Coffee House was selected as the site for the event because “politics can be taught in a classroom, but there is no greater political experience than sitting over good food and drink with friends in an informal setting,” reminded Milstein. “It is the ideal of a deliberative democracy our founders would be proud to see!”
“This talk offers a chance for members of HWS and folks from town to get together and engage over a shared interest in the political developments of the election,” said Milstein, adding that politics is best understood through conversation. “I think the crowd that will be drawn to this event will not be shy, and I expect there to be a great exchange of ideas.”
AID will provide a shuttle service for students, leaving the Medbery parking lot at 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.