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Panel on US election

Nov 21, 2012, 12pm-1:30pm

Professor Rodney Loeppky and Professor Stephen Newman will form a panel to discuss the United States election 2012. On Nov. 6, US voters gave Barack Obama another four years in the White House, and the Democrats increased their numbers in Congress. Nevertheless, the Republicans still have a majority in the House of Representatives, and President Obama and Congress face the immediate challenge of wrestling with the “fiscal cliff” (legislated spending cuts and tax increases to take effect on Jan. 1 that could tip the US and much of the rest of the world into another recession). Why did Americans vote as they did, and how will the re-elected president cope with the daunting challenges ahead? Loeppky and Newman, two of the US politics specialists in the Department of Political Science, will share their thoughts and answer questions.


Location:Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Co-sponsored by McLaughlin, Master’s Office and York Centre for Practical Ethics (YCPE)
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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