Merced Votes: Debating the Candidates

Date:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time:
Location
Online
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Contact:
Dean Caivano

Cost:
Free
Merced Votes is a two-part discussion on the 2020 election and its impact on Merced College. All online via Zoom.
 
There are two dates for this event.
 
PART 1: Debating the Candidates
- DATE: Tuesday, September 29th
- TIME: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
- ZOOM LINK: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/91871995639...
Zoom Meeting ID: 918 7199 5639
Password: 2020
Following the first presidential debate, join us for a lively discussion on the main takeaways from the evening.
Panelists: Michael Lorenz (Professor of History) Richard Randall (Professor of Political Science) Dr. Elizabeth Harvey (Professor of History)
 
PART 2: Election Recap
- DATE: Wednesday, November 4th
- TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
- ZOOM LINK: TBD
Following the General Election, join us for an important discussion on the outcome of local, state, and federal races.
Panelists: TBD
 
OVERVIEW
This two-part webinar gives Merced College students the opportunity to participate in the federal election process. Ranging from political scientists to historians to economists, Dr. Dean Caivano of Merced College will convene a moderated panel of experts to discuss their insights about the first presidential debate and subsequent General Election held in November.
Specifically, panelists will discuss how the federal election will directly impact our nation, our local community, and the future of higher education in the Central Valley. Panelists will also be asked to provide brief commentary on the content of the first presidential debate and the outcome of the election before transitioning to a question and answer session with participants.
Both students and community members will be afforded the opportunity to ask questions to the panel as well as share lived-in experiences on how politics intersects with daily life.
Topics of interest include: the importance of voting, economic revitalization for the Central Valley, racial injustice, domestic and foreign policy, the future of higher education, and the electoral process.