September 13, 2014

2016 election will be focus of fall series

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Latino vote, political campaigns and social media, and presidential candidates are the topics of a 2016 fall election series at Purdue University.

The lectures are free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Honors College.

The talks are:

* 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 15). Honors College and Residences South, STEAM Lab Room 1076. Katsuo Nishikawa, an associate professor of political science at Trinity University. The topic is the significance of the Latino vote in the 2016 presidential elections.

* 6 p.m. Oct. 20. Honors College and Residences North, Room 1066. Rolfe Peterson, an assistant professor of political science at Susquehanna University. The topic is the tone of the 2016 presidential campaigns.

* 6 p.m. Nov. 3. Honors College and Residences North, Room 1066. Terri Towner, an associate professor of political science at Oakland University. The topic is the role of social media in political campaigns.

There also will be an election viewing party on Nov. 8, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Honors College and the Brian Lamb School of Communication. More details will be available closer to the event. 

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu 

Source: Natasha T. Duncan, clinical associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College, ntduncan@purdue.edu 

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