Political Science Dept. hosting final presidential debate watch event for students

October 19, 2016 | Events, UToday
By Christine Billau



The University of Toledo Department of Political Science and Public Administration will hold a final presidential debate watch event with students Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Room 3066.

Political science students will watch the debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, engage in fact-checking, follow social media response, and participate in a discussion and evaluation.

“The debates are the last significant events that potentially move poll numbers unless there is a sudden major economic crisis or terror attack,” Dr. Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, said. “Debates are rarely game changers, but Trump is a different kind of candidate, so maybe they will have bigger effects than in the past. It’s important for students to participate in the process and see both candidates side by side answering questions about issues facing the country.”