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Syracuse University Offers Series of Election-Related Programming and Events Ahead of 2020 Vote
As the 2020 election nears, Syracuse University is holding a number of virtual events to discuss issues, promote dialogue and help students learn more about the election and its implications through the lens of disciplines, including media, law, public policy, economics and spirituality.
A full listing of Election 2020 events is available on the University Events Calendar.
Informal Dialogue Sessions
A series of informal dialogue sessions for students, sponsored by the Student Activism Engagement Team, Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience’s Cultural Centers, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be held on Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 1-6. Facilitated by students and staff, these dialogue sessions will provide students an opportunity to reflect on and learn more about their beliefs and those of their peers. Students will be encouraged to share their experiences, perspectives and thoughts on how the election will impact the future of the country.
Roundtables, Panel Discussions and Conversations
In addition, over the next two weeks, students can engage with Syracuse University faculty experts via roundtables and drop-in conversations, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. This series includes Election 2020: Facilitated Dialogues & Roundtable Discussion on Nov. 2 from 12:30-2 p.m., Election 2020–Informal Drop-in Conversations with faculty on Nov. 3 from 12:30-2 p.m and the post-election program Election Recap: What Happened and What’s Next? on Nov. 4 from 12:30-2 p.m. Registration is required to access the Zoom meetings.
“As a university, we are uniquely privileged to provide our community opportunities to engage with important issues and the dynamics of the 2020 election. The multi-disciplinary expertise of our faculty fosters exploration and a nuanced understanding of the public rhetoric and key policy issues under consideration by voters across the political spectrum,” says LaVonda Reed, associate provost for faculty affairs.
Featured events include:
The Countdown: Elections, Uprising, Crisis and Resistance in and Beyond the U.S., a discussion led by Francine D’Amico, Ph.D., director of undergraduate studies in international relations, will explore the global impact of the election. Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Who will Survive the Election? Unpacking the Impact of the 2020 U.S. Election, offering students a series of breakout rooms to discuss and reflect on specific issues and the impact on their personal lives. Nov. 1, 6:30–8 p.m.
Election Eve: What to Expect & Difficult Conversations, featuring a panel discussion moderated by Newhouse School Associate Dean Hub Brown, part of the Newhouse School’s 2020 Election Series. November 2, 7-8 p.m.
Election 2020: The Day After, a one-hour interactive panel discussion on the 2020 general election, sponsored by the College of Law. Nov. 4, noon-1 p.m.
Election Recap: A View from Inside the Beltway, featuring top experts from the German Marshall Fund, Third Way, The Brookings Institution in a panel moderated by David H. Bennett, Professor Emeritus in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Nov. 4, 3-4 p.m.
After the Election: Spirituality, Civil Conversations and Social Healing, part of Hendricks Chapel’s “Matters that Matter” series, featuring Krista Tippett, the Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and creator of the On Being Project. Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Post Election Panel: What Happened and Why? What are the Likely Policy Implications?, part of the Maxwell School’s State of Democracy Lecture Series. Nov. 6, 4-5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, please visit the University Events Calendar.