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CNU to Host "Key Issues Facing the American Public in the Trump Presidency: A Community Conversation"

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Christopher Newport University will host its first Teach-in, titled, "Key Issues Facing the American Public in the Trump Presidency-A Community Conversation."

  Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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On Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Christopher Newport University will host its first Teach-in, titled, “Key Issues Facing the American Public in the Trump Presidency-A Community Conversation.” As an unconventional candidate for the presidency, Donald Trump and his campaign used unprecedented strategies to excite the electorate and ultimately win. The conversation Saturday will be nonpartisan and focus on the challenges facing society in the new age of President Donald Trump. The day-long discussion will feature panel discussions with faculty experts, students and members of the community.

"Our goal for the Teach-in is to inform our campus community and the public about emerging issues during the Trump presidency. In a world of misinformation and disinformation, we consider factual knowledge provided from scholars in the field of great importance as we make decisions," says event organizer Dr. Roberta Rosenberg, Professor of English. "The discussions among scholars, students and the general public will be done in a nonpartisan manner in order to share and respect a variety of viewpoints.”

Schedule
9:30 a.m.
The Nature of Politics in a "Post-Factual" Age
Del. Michael Mullin, Opening Remarks; Professors Roberta Rosenberg and Linda Waldron
McMurran 101

Session 1 – 10-11 a.m.

TitlePresenter(s)Room
Immigration and Interfaith Relations in the Trump Era Professors Hussam Timani and Diana Obeid with student respondents McMurran 112
International Relations and Defense (ISIS and Russian Relations) in the Trump Era Professor Nathan Busch with student respondents McMurran 114
Climate Change and Other Environmental Issues in the Trump Era Professors Robert Atkinson and Johnny Finn with student respondents McMurran 164

Session 2: 11:15-12:15

TitlePresenter(s)Room
Race Relations in the Trump Era Professors Antonia Randolph and Danielle Docka-Filipek with student respondents McMurran 112
Key Economic issues and Health Policy in the Trump Era Professors Robert Winder and Rachel Bitecofer with student respondents McMurran 114
Impact of Social Protest Movements in the Trump Era Professors Trevor Hoag and Joseph Sery with student respondents McMurran 164

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Pizza and Discussion With Professor Danielle Stern
McMurran First Floor
Students are invited to join our professors for pizza and informal discussion.

Session 3: 1:45-2:45 p.m.

TitlePresenter(s)Room
Women’s/Gender/LGBTQ Issues: Reproductive Rights, Gay Marriage, Discrimination in the Trump Era Professors Bek Orr and Jaime Harris with student respondents McMurran 112
Freedom of the Press, Fake News and the First Amendment in Trump Era Professors Jenn Billinson and Nicole Emmelhainz with student respondents McMurran 114
The Future of Political Parties in the Trump Era Professors Michelle Barnello and John Camobreco with student respondents McMurran 164

3-3:30 p.m.
Next Steps: Activism and Community Dialogue
McMurran 101
Professors Linda Waldron and Andria Timmer

For more information, contact Dr. Roberta Rosenberg at (757) 594-7149.


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