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Presidential Decisions: What Path to Prosperity?

February 6, 2012 12:00 PM

February 6th, 2012

Presidential Decisions: What Path to Prosperity?

Rohnert Park, CA - Sonoma State University's Political Science and Economics Departments are partnering to shed light on both the economic issues and the political challenges faced by the US in this election.

On February 16th at 6:00 PM Dr. Robert Eyler, an economics professor and Frank Howard Allen Realtors Research Fellow at SSU, will direct questions to a group of four panelists about the domestic and international economic issues the next president of the United States will face. Eyler will encourage the speakers to talk about both sides of the political aisle.

Eyler says, "No matter who gets into the White House, we have some serious challenges with the economy in the short to medium term. Politics need to become more bi-partisan to solve these problems."

"As we enter the election period students would do well to keep in mind that campaigns are about contrast," notes Dr. David McCuan, Associate Professor of Political Science at SSU, expert in American Politics and International Relations, and a panelist in this debate. "Rule No. 1 is that elections are about differences... What will rule the day are ads, speeches, and rhetoric which attack and rarely inform. It is incumbent on all voters therefore to cut through that clutter."

McCuan explains that "As we move closer to November, the contests up and down the ballot will be highly charged and often negative." The goal of the evening is to help students' understand the complexities of our current economic and political situation while providing them with the information needed to make an informed and unbiased decision come November.

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For detailed info of event contact Nick Ochoa (650) 868-1070

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