Global Affairs Center presents: America & the World in a Presidential election year

Sunday, September 23, 2012

AMERICA and THE WORLD  In a Presidential Election Year
October 8 – November 1, 2012

The Global Affairs Center at Shoreline Community College is sponsoring a series of free daytime and evening events that focus on the question: “How do electoral politics, especially in a Presidential election year, affect the way in which the U.S. interacts with the rest of the world?”
On four consecutive evenings starting on October 10, participants will hear from experts in two critical regions, China and Europe, and two major policy areas, trade policy and defense policy.
The four daytime events will include a Washington State Supreme Court Justice who will discuss the balance between liberty and security in the age of terrorism. Other daytime presentations will feature:
  • A group of professionals from a score of other countries talking about how the U.S. is perceived in other parts of the world;
  • An expert on immigration policy discussing how foreign policy is impacted by electoral politics, and;
  • Groups of SCC students debating the merits of the two candidates for President as foreign policy leaders. 
All eight events, four evening and four daytime, are free and open to the public.

Evening events:  7-8:30 p.m., PUB 9208 (Quiet Dining Room)

Wednesday, October 10
U.S.-China Relations, Professor David Bachman, University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies

Wednesday, October 17
U.S. Trade Policy, Eric Schinfeld, President, Washington Council on International Trade

Wednesday, October 24
U.S.-Europe Economic Relations, Professor Robert Francis, Acting Dean, Social Science Division, Shoreline Community College

Wednesday, October 31
U.S. Defense Policy, Guest speaker


Daytime events:  PUB 9208 (Quiet Dining Room)

Monday, October 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Liberty vs. Security in the Age of Terrorism, Justice Steven González, Washington State Supreme Court

Friday, October 19, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Perceptions from Abroad of America and the World, Humphrey Fellows (from other countries), University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs

Wednesday, October 24, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Immigration Politics and Presidential Politics, Professor Amy Kinsel, History Department, Shoreline Community College

Thursday, November 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Obama vs. Romney:  Who will be the better foreign-policy President?  A debate led by members of the SCC WPDSS Student Club

For more information regarding these programs, visit the Global Affairs Center website 

Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, west of Aurora Avenue. For directions to the campus as well as a map of the campus, go to Maps. Parking and parking meters are nearby.


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