Special Forum, Key Issues and Coverage of the 2012 US Presidential Election

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Annenberg Conference Room
  • SSMS 4315

A panel of UCSB faculty will discuss and analyze key issues of the 2012 US Presidential and congressional elections. Topics to be addressed include: media coverage of the campaigns and debates; the role of the economy and foreign policy in the elections;  the relationship between social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party and the elections; the role of ethnic and gender diversity in the campaigns; and social media and campaigning. Panelists will first respond to a series of  questions posed by the moderator and then the audience will be invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion. Please join us for a lively discussion of the most important event of the next four years! 

Moderator: Bruce Bimber, Professor of Political Science

Panelists:

D. Inés Casillas, Assistant Professor of Chicano/a Studies
Anna Everett, Professor of Film and Media Studies
George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies
John Woolley, Professor of Political Science

Note: This will be a 2 hour event.