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Gear up for the first debate with UW experts at September 24 talk
MADISON, Wis. – The first presidential debate will be Tuesday, September 29. What should you look for when it comes to the big issues? UW-Madison experts share their insights on Thursday, September 24, at 5 p.m. in a virtual Crossroads of Ideas discussion moderated by Veronica Rueckert of UW Communications.
Rueckert says, “The first presidential debate usually represents a key moment in the election season. This Crossroads of Ideas panel will preview the first debate and zero in on areas like presidential rhetoric past and present, the theatre of debate, and foundational issues like the Black Lives Matter Movement, COVID-19 and the economy.”
The September 24 webinar will feature:
- Kathy Cramer, political science
- Steven Deller, agricultural & applied economics
- Linda Greene, law
- Baron Kelly, theatre and drama
- Allison Prasch, communication arts
- Ajay Sethi, population health sciences
The Crossroads of Ideas program is a public lecture series that addresses vital social science topics. The series generally is held in-person at the Discovery Building on the UW-Madison campus. More at discovery.wisc.edu/crossroads.
“The Crossroads of Ideas series aims to engage the campus and community around issues of pressing importance in our lives that are also the subject of research at UW-Madison,” says Laura Heisler, WARF director of programming. “In this session, we’ll be getting a range of perspectives on the first presidential debate from experts focused on the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, the theatrics of debates and the overarching forces guiding our current politics. It’s hard to imagine a better way to gear up for the first debate.”
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.