Presidential Debate Watch: Round 2 Oct. 7

Vote buttonsSMU hosts its third debate watch event for the second presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in O’Donnell Lecture and Recital Hall, Owen Arts Center.

Faculty experts will talk about what to expect beginning at 7 p.m., with live debate-watching to follow 8-9:30 p.m. SMU Forensics will sponsor a campus debate on the issues from 9:30-10:30 p.m. The evening will end with audience balloting on the results of the TV and campus debates.

The debate-watching events are part of an initiative by Meadows School of the Arts and its Division of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs to enhance SMU’s speech and debate programs. The program will be repeated for the 4th presidential debate between McCain and Obama on Oct. 15.

SMU is part of the national DebateWatch 2008 program, a voter education initiative of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Attendance records will be provided to interested instructors. For more information, contact Director of Forensics Ben Voth.

Learn more about Presidential Debates at SMU
Visit SMU’s Election 2008 Experts site