UConn: U Vote - Election 2008

 Join in the Discussion and Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The University of Connecticut is hosting a day-long event on the 2008 race for president.
You are invited to hear from UConn faculty experts, media commentators and offer your opinion on the election!

 

STORRS CAMPUS

WHEN: Monday, October 20, 2008 – 9:00am to 2:30pm
 WHERE: Konover Auditorium – Dodd Center

 

The university will be releasing the results of a scientific public opinion poll of UConn undergraduates from all campuses on their choice for president and the issues important to them. (If you are an undergrad and have not yet participated, visit: http://UVote2008.uconn.edu and enter your NetID and password). A second public opinion poll on the highly competitive race in Connecticut’s 4th congressional district will also be released.

The day will feature four hour-long panels with discussion among panelists and questions and comments from the audience. 

9:00 -  Foreign Policy: the critical issues facing the next president and how McCainand Obama would likely address them

  • Mark Boyer, Political Science
  • Jeremy Pressman, Political Science
  • Emma Gilligan, History
  • Frank Costigliola, History
  • Rob Simmons, former U.S. congressman
  • Tim Kenny, Journalism (moderator)

10:10 - The Groundbreaking Election: the impact of race, gender and age on the  presidential race

  • Nancy Naples, Sociology
  • Heather Turcotte, Political Science/Women’s Studies
  • Shayla Nunnally, Political Science
  • Manisha Desai, Women’s Studies
  • Orlando Rodriguez, Connecticut State Data Center
  • Susan Campbell, Hartford Courant columnist (moderator)

           

11:15 - The Media: fairness and bias in campaign coverage; media coverage as a campaign issue

  • Marcel Dufresne, Journalism
  • Chris Powell, Journal Inquirer
  • Kevin Rennie, Hartford Courant columnist
  • Rick Hancock, Journalism
  • Duby McDowell, former WFSB  political reporter, consultant (moderator)

 

1:00 -  Release of a public opinion poll of UConn undergraduates on the race for president and major issues in the election; 2nd poll on the race for congress in Connecticut’s 4th congressional district

 

1:30 -  Public Opinion and the Electorate: what are the polls telling us, are they accurate, how are the candidates faring, what issues are important to young voters and will a large youth vote materialize? (to be recorded for broadcast on WNPR, CT Public Radio)

  • Sam Best, Political Science, CSRA Director
  • Howard Reiter, Political Science
  • Jeff Ladewig, Political Science
  • Jennifer Miller, UConn College Republicans
  • Lauren Ellis, UConn College Democrats
  • John Dankosky, WNPR (moderator)

 

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND!

Campus Map and Directions: http://www.uconn.edu/campuses/storrs.php

For More Information: e-mail michael.kirk@uconn.edu or call 860-486-3530

Co-sponsored by: University Communications, UConn College Democrats, UConn College Republicans, Department of Political Science, Women’s Studies Program, UConn Student Government and WHUS Radio

STAMFORD CAMPUS

WHEN: Monday, October 20, 2008 – 1:00 – 3:00pm
WHERE: GenRe Auditorium

 

1:00pm: The university will release the results of a public opinion poll regarding the race for congress in Connecticut’s 4th congressional district and the economy in Fairfield County. A second public opinion poll of UConn undergraduates from all campuses on their choice for president and the issues important to them will also be released.

1:30pm: A 90-minute panel discussion on the economy and the financial crisis in the context of the election will begin. The panel will feature:

  • Walter Dolde, UConn School of Business/Stamford. Expertise: Finance, financial markets, corporate finance, hedge funds
  • Fred Carstensen, UConn/Storrs. Expertise: Economics; economic historian
  • Patricia McCoy, UConn Law. Expertise: banking and securities regulation, corporate governance, retirement security law and consumer finance law
  • John Condlin, president, Stamford Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric MacDonald, (program director, Cox Radio), moderator

 

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND!

For More Information: e-mail david.bauman@uconn.edu or call 860-486-3530

Co-sponsored by: University Communications, UConn College Democrats, UConn College Republicans, Department of Political Science, Women’s Studies Program, UConn Student Government and WHUS Radio

 
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