WHAT: A Moveable Feast Lecture, “Grappling with Nuances: Political Contexts and Economic Platforms in the 2016 General Election.”
Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Political Science Professor Lara Wessel and Economics Professor Nicholas Mangee, who will grapple with the nuances of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s political and economic policies. Wessel will present an overview of both candidates’ policies, focusing on the embedded politics in their respective party’s platforms. She will emphasize the inter-party and intra-party rhetoric that has defined this election cycle, teasing out the potential short-term and long-term consequences for the political parties themselves, the electorate and the presidential election process. Mangee will survey the candidates’ most significant economic policy proposals. He will discuss how, throughout the campaigns, both Clinton and Trump have cultivated positions on immigration, wages, infrastructure, taxes, education and national defense. Wessel holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Mangee earned a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire. This event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 27 6 p.m.
323 East Broughton St.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Media may contact Melanie Simón at 912.344.2904 or Melanie.Simon@armstrong.edu for more information or interview/image requests.