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Politics and Human Rights Department Hosts Packed Debate Screening

September 27, 2016
  • Dr. Lauren Brown and Professor Adam Joyce led a discussion on US politics before the debate aired at 9:00pm.
    Dr. Lauren Brown and Professor Adam Joyce led a discussion on US politics before the debate aired at 9:00pm.
Politics and Human Rights, alongside Student Development and Activities, hosted a screening for the campus community of the first Presidential debate on September 26, 2016.

Over a hundred students packed the Regina Peruggi room to see the first of three debates between Presidential candidates Sec. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The event was aired live from Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.

After dinner at 8:00pm, Dr. Lauren Brown and Professor Adam Joyce led a discussion about the process of debating, issues around voter demographics, and Third-Party candidates. The focus then shifted at 9:00pm to the television screen, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took to the stage. By the end of the night, the Regina Peruggi room had been completely filled with lively, energetic (and sometimes loud!) students and faculty.

Thank you to Dr. Brown and Professor Joyce for their work and to everyone who attended. Stay tuned for more information about events for the coming Vice-Presidential debate and two other Presidential debates!

Click here for PolitiFact’s coverage of last night’s debate

A great turnout on Monday, September 26, 2016 in the Regina Peruggi room for the first Presidential debate

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