Penn State Harrisburg series explores election topics

September 24, 2012

A panel discussion examining the presidential candidates’ economic policies 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 on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted Building, the panel will discuss each candidate’s stance on issues such as tax policies, national debt, unemployment, financial regulation and international trade.

The series is free and open to the public.

Indrit Hoxha, assistant professor of economics, will moderate the panel, which includes School of Business Administration faculty members Qiang Bu, assistant professor of finance; David Buehler, assistant professor of economics; Premal Vora, associate professor of finance; and Ji Wu, assistant professor of economics.

Future presentations include:  

-- Campaign Strategies and Communications – moderator: Harold Shill, professor of political science (Oct. 3)

-- Environmental Issues – moderator: Shirley Clark, associate professor of environmental engineering (Oct. 10)

-- Inequality in Income and Opportunity – moderator: Kamini Maraj Grahame, associate professor of sociology (Oct. 17)

-- Foreign Policy and Terrorism – moderator: Paul Thompson, senior lecturer in homeland security (Oct. 31)

-- Post-Election Wrap-Up – moderator: Steven Peterson, director, School of Public Affairs (Nov. 7)

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Last Updated September 25, 2012