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Coffee and Politics Back By Popular Demand

For those who are looking for a fresh dose of politics, you’re in luck! Following the overwhelming success of the first 2008 Election talk in February, three members of the political science faculty are back by popular demand.

On Wednesday, April 9, in conjunction with the HWS Chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy, Professor Iva Deutchman, Associate Professor DeWayne Lucas and Instructor Andrew Milstein will return to Irene’s Coffee and Jazz House to offer students and members of the Geneva community another opportunity to exchange ideas about the Presidential Election.

“The turnout for the first discussion was beyond our expectations and the response from those who attended was incredibly positive,” said Milstein. “I think people in the HWS and local community have a genuine desire for such an open political dialogue.”

Since February’s event, there have been many crucial changes in the race to the White House. While Sen. John McCain has clinched the Republican nomination, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to duke it out in a fierce and seemingly never-ending battle for the Democratic nomination. The three faculty members will address various topics such as delegate math, the possibility of a contested convention, and potential strategies of each candidate.

“One thing we will have to discuss is possible Democratic outcomes,” said Deutchman. “I don’t think anyone ever anticipated what we have now. From the last I heard in the news, it also looks like Florida and Michigan will not have redos.”

Bob Greco, owner of Irene’s, invited Deutchman, Lucas and Milstein back immediately following the first event.

“I am a big supporter of HWS and understand the importance of bridging the campus and community,” he said. “It was remarkable to see such a wonderful blend of students and community residents. I hope this is achieved once again.”

The event will undoubtedly be interesting and informative. “I think anytime you get people talking about politics in a constructive way, you are doing something good,” Milstein stated.

“Honestly, if the event goes down the exact same way, I will be truly pleased.”

Irene’s is located in the Geneva Centre plaza, just beyond Boswell Field and the Bristol Field House on Hamilton Street. The talk begins at 7 p.m.