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Hofstra University Debate '08Third and Final Presidential Debate - October 15, 2008

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Brian Lehrer Show
: Forum on Youth Issues

WNYC's Peabody-Award winning Brian Lehrer Show will be broadcasting in front of a live audience from Studio A in Dempster Hall on October 15, 2008, 10am to 12pm. The first hour of the panel discussion will preview that evening's presidential debate at Hofstra University and the current news from the campaign trail with leading journalists, academics, and representatives from both campaigns.

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In the second hour, as part of the "Thirty Issues in Thirty Days" series, the discussion will center on college affordability, student loans, and other issues important to today's college students. For more information on WNYC and the Brian Lehrer Show, visit www.wnyc.org.

This event is open to college students who are registered voters only. Please plan on being on campus by 9 a.m. and staying until program ends shortly after 12 noon.

Location: Studio A, Dempster Hall, South Campus

Sponsored by Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement


11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Debating Iraq: Domestic and Foreign-Policy Challenges for 2009

Location: Student Center rooms 143 and 145, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

More information to come.

Sponsored by the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and The Foreign Policy Association
12 - 2 p.m.
Bailed Out or Bogged Down: Economic Challenges Facing the Next President

A press briefing and webcast hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the Presidency at Hofstra University.

Panelists will be:

  • Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, CFR, former Washington bureau chief at the Financial Times. Latest book, The Closing of the American Border, examines U.S. visa and border policies in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. His expertise is U.S. economic competitiveness, U.S. trade policy, visa and immigration policy.
  • Brad W. Setser, Fellow for Geoeconomics, CFR, applied international economist with experience at the U.S. Treasury and the International Monetary Fund. Currently examining central bank reserve growth, sovereign wealth funds, and the political implications of emerging market financing of the United States. His expertise is central bank reserves and sovereign wealth funds, IMF policy, emerging market economies.
  • Moderated by Kalikow Center director, Meena Bose, PhD

Admission: Doors open at 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. briefing.
NOTE: This event is NOT open to members of the public.

Location: Hofstra University Club, South Campus; Light lunch will be served

Sponsored by the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the Presidency


Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
2 - 4 p.m.
"Issue Alley
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Learn about the issues that matter most to college students!  Student clubs will educate their fellow students about the issues they care about in the upcoming election through interactive and educational activities.  Healthy refreshments will be served.

Location: Student Center Dining Room, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Outside the Student Center will be:

  • The CNN *Election EXPRESS Yourself* tour invites you to customize political memorabilia as takeaways, answer political trivia for CNN branded premiums (hats, shirts, magnets, water bottles). | more |
  • The C-SPAN CAMPAIGN 2008 BUS
    • Can be used for live c-span programming
    • Has been on the campaign trail for more than 12 months talking with students from across the country about the historic campaign. | more |
  • The VOTE SMART BUS
    • The VOTE SMART BUS is criss-crossing the nation telling people about the Voter's Self-Defense System. The Project Vote Smart tour staff will provide live demonstrations, distribute brochures and other information regarding how and where to register and vote. | more |
  • Energy Action Coalition
    • Educates students on ways America can break free from its dependence on oil by investing in clean domestic energy sources such as wind and solar.
  • BioTour at Hofstra!
    • The BIOTOUR BUS is home to six crew members and has been converted to run on waste vegetable oil, use solar electricity and be comfortable for living. Activities focus around educating the principles of sustainability and motivating you to take action increasing the change our society needs
  • The AT&T'S ROCK THE VOTE MOBILE ELECTIONS BUS
    • Equipped with a "Framerz" booth where students can take photos and frame themselves with images of celebrities and presidential candidates, and will feature a Guitar Hero demo station.
Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Educate '08 Student Programming Committee, supported by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
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Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
7:30 p.m.
Choose Your Party!


Hofstra University students: join your fellow students and celebrate the excitement of the Presidential debate. Choose one of four parties, or visit them all:
  • Choose the Student Center Theater (Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus) for a pre-debate panel conversation about how the candidates are preparing for the debate and what to watch for during the debate.
  • Choose the Student Center main dining room (Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus) to hear students talk their point of view about the issues and the debate.
  • Choose the Netherlands cafeteria (South Campus) for a variety of trivia games, art projects, and other hands-on activities.
  • Choose Hofstra USA (South Campus) to hear student bands and other entertainment at this pre-debate party.
The debate will be shown on a large screen at 9 p.m. at each party. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Educate '08 Student Programming Committee, supported by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

8 p.m.
Debate Watch: Third Presidential Debate
 

Register OnlineHofstra professors provide advice and guidance about how to watch and interpret a presidential debate.

Panel discussion followed at 9 p.m. by a large-screen viewing of the debate.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
This DebateWatch will only be open to Hofstra Students.

A simulcast will be set up in Monroe Lecture Center Theater, South Campus for the public. For further DebateWatch information, click here.

Sponsored by Hofstra's Office of the President, School of Communication, the Department of Political Science, and the Center for Civic Engagement

9 p.m.
Third Presidential Debate

Hofstra University is pleased to be the site of the third presidential debate of the 2008 campaign, produced by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonpartisan organization.

Location: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, North Campus

Admission: As seating is limited for this prestigious event, only current Hofstra University students may apply for a ticket to the debate. More information is available at hofstra.edu/debate

The presenting sponsors are The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and The John D. Miller Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation

10:30 p.m.
"I'm Voting For" Post-Debate Discussion

After the debate simulcast, join students for a facilitated conversation about whether the candidates addressed the issues that are most important to them. Watch video clips of Hofstra students talking about the issues that are driving them to the polls, and discuss how the candidates addressed those issues during the debate. Dessert will be served.

Location: Student Center Dining Room, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Admission: This event is open to Hofstra University students only

"I'm Voting For" is a non-partisan project sponsored by Campus Progress Action. For more information, visit imvotingfor.org.

Sponsored by Hofstra's Division of Student Affairs and the Educate '08 Student Programming Committee


10:30 p.m.
SIRIUS Satellite broadcast

Following the simulacast of the debate, Hofstra students will be asked to shaire their impressions of the debate during SIRIUS Satellite's "rapid-response" live broadcast.

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Admission: This event is open to Hofstra University students only