Harrisburg panel to explore campaign communications strategies

A panel discussion examining the presidential candidates’ campaign strategies is next up in Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2012 series Academic Perspectives on the Election Season, which looks at important election-year topics. Scheduled for noon Wednesday (Oct. 3) in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted Building, the panel will explore the electoral system, party and candidate strategies from party perspectives, and communication strategies and the use of media.

The series is free and open to the public.

Harold Shill, professor of political science, will moderate the panel, which includes School of Public Affairs faculty members Mark Singel, instructor of political science and public policy and former Pennsylvania lieutenant governor and acting governor; Paul Thompson, senior lecturer in homeland security and former staff member of the National Security Council; and Carl Patrick Burrowes, associate professor of communications and humanities.

Future presentations will be given with the following moderators:

-- Environmental Issues: Shirley Clark, associate professor of environmental engineering (Oct. 10)
-- Inequality in Income and Opportunity: Kamini Maraj Grahame, associate professor of sociology (Oct. 17)
-- Foreign Policy and Terrorism: Paul Thompson, senior lecturer in homeland security (Oct. 31)
-- Post-Election Wrap-Up: Steven Peterson, School of Public Affairs director (Nov. 7)

Visit the event calendar for updates or contact Krista Strickler at kss17@psu.edu.

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Last Updated October 01, 2012