SF State Holds Free Lectures on Presidential Election

Professor of Political Science Joel Kassiola.

San Francisco State University will hold a free series of public lectures of experts who will analyze the upcoming presidential election. The lectures, which will also be available to watch online, feature panels of SF State faculty providing analysis of the presidential election, followed by group discussion. The 14-session series will explore how campaigns operate, including media coverage and campaign finance, and will discuss such issues as the economy, health care, immigration and foreign policy. The first two sessions coincide with the Republican National Convention (Aug. 30) and the Democratic National Convention (Sept. 6), and participants will have the opportunity to watch the presidential nominees’ acceptance speeches and hear expert analysis from faculty. “In their acceptance speeches, the candidates share the script that their campaign will be based on; so it should provide a fascinating starting point for our lectures,” said Professor of Political Science Joel Kassiola. “Throughout the series our faculty will provide insightful analysis and will do so in a non-partisan way.” The lectures will be held Aug. 30 through Dec. 13, Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. The first two lectures (Aug. 30 and Sept. 6) take place 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. No lectures will be held on Nov. 8 and Nov. 22. The lectures will be held in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 of the Humanities Building, SF State campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco. Video of the lectures can be watched at http://coursestream.sfsu.edu/plsi276.. For more information go to: http://coursestream.sfsu.edu/plsi276
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