2012 Archives

Election enlightment at SMU

September 21, 2012

VoteDALLAS (SMU) – Election season events at SMU offer opportunities for enlightenment, discussion and debate as election day approaches. Understand what makes presidents tick, analyze election issues and discuss the presidential debates at SMU events open to the community as well as students, faculty and staff.

September 27

Texas Faith Public Forum: Elections and the Common Good

7 to 8:30 p.m., free

Perkins School of Theology Dean William B. Lawrence, journalists and area pastors of diverse faith traditions will form a panel to discuss “How is the 2012 election helping to define the national good? And how can the campaigns do that better?

Perkins School of Theology

http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/News/Faith_Forum

October 3

Presidential Debate Series

7 p.m., free

View the televised presidential debate at SMU’s O’Donnell Hall, then participate in a debate about the event moderated by faculty and members of the SMU debate program.

Meadows School of the Arts

http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/node/620

October 11

Presidential Debate Series

7 p.m., free

View the televised presidential debate at SMU’s O’Donnell Hall, then participate in a debate about the event moderated by faculty and members of the SMU debate program.

Meadows School of the Arts

http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/node/622

October 15

Election 2012 Preview

5:30 p.m. wine reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $135 for series for Godbey Lecture Series members, $195 for nonmembers; $45/$65 for individual lecture

Political science professors Cal Jillson, Dennis Simon and Matthew Wilson will discuss the trends, issues and voter groups critical in determining the outcomes of various races.

SMU Godbey Lecture Series

http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/AboutDedmanCollege/GodbeyLectureSeries

October 16

Secrets From the White House Kitchen:
Lecture, Book Signing
and Hors Doeuvres

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $99

Recipes, anecdotes and samples of White House kitchen fare are on the menu when Secrets from the White House Kitchens author John R. Hanny III speaks. The evening includes a lecture, signed book and hors d’oeuvres.

SMU Continuing and Professional Education

www.smu.edu/cape

October 16

Presidential Debate Series

7 p.m., free

View the televised presidential debate at SMU’s O’ Donnell Hall, then participate in a debate about the event moderated by faculty and members of the SMU debate program.

Meadows School of the Arts

http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/node/626

October 22

Presidential Debate Series

7 p.m. free

View the televised presidential debate at SMU’s O’Donnell Hall, then participate in a debate about the event moderated by faculty and members of the SMU debate program.

Meadows School of the Arts

http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/node/620

October 29

It’s Always “The Economy, Stupid” – The Economy and Election Outcomes

5:30 p.m. wine reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $135 for series for Godbey Lecture Series members, $195 for nonmembers; $45/$65 for individual lecture

Which economic outcomes seem to matter most to voters? Do macroeconomic fluctuations exhibit cycles related to the electoral cycle? Economics professor Nathan Balke discusses economic implications for the November elections.

SMU Godbey Lecture Series

http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/AboutDedmanCollege/GodbeyLectureSeries

November 12

Election 2012 Analysis

5:30 p.m. wine reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $135 for series for Godbey Lecture Series members, $195 for nonmembers; $45/$65 for individual lecture

Political science professors Cal Jillson, Dennis Simon and Matthew Wilson assess turning points in presidential and congressional campaigns and analyze voting results.

http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/AboutDedmanCollege/GodbeyLectureSeries

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