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Media Advisory: Free SF State lecture series focuses on presidential elections



A free annual public lecture series and course at San Francisco State University will focus on the presidential elections, exploring how campaigns work and such campaign issues as the economy and foreign policy. "The 2008 Presidential Election: Issues and Analysis" (BSS 275) will consist of panel presentations by SF State faculty and class discussions. There will be a community event on November 4, when the class will watch the election returns on television with real-time analysis provided by SF State political science experts.

Offered through the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the lectures are free and open to the public on a drop-in basis. Students and members of the public can enroll in the course for two units of academic credit. Further registration details at: http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/openuniversity/register.cfm


Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Aug. 27 through Dec. 10


Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Ave.), San Francisco


Visit http://bss.sfsu.edu or call (415) 405-2402
Press wishing to attend should RSVP to Elaine Bible at (415) 405-3606


Class Topic Schedule:
Aug. 27, The Democratic Convention Coverage. The Electoral College and the 2008 Election Primaries
Sept. 3, The Republican Convention Coverage. How McCain Won the Primary
Sept. 10, The Role of Race and Gender in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Campaign
Sept. 17, The Economy and the Environment
Sept. 24, K-12 Education and Higher Education
Oct. 1, U.S. Foreign Policy: The War in Iraq and the War on Terror
Oct. 8, U.S. Foreign Policy: Russia, China, Middle East, Israel, Latin American and South America
Oct.15, 3rd Presidential Debate: U.S. Foreign Policy
Oct. 22, Immigration
Oct. 29, Health Care, Family and Social Welfare
Nov. 4, Election Night Community Event with Analysis by SF State Political Science Experts
Nov. 12, Post-Election Analysis
Nov. 19, Retrospective on the Primaries and the General Election: Campaign Finance, Lobbying, the Media, the Internet, Blogs, and Grassroots Organizing
Dec. 3, Looking Ahead to the New Administration and the Next Four Years at Home
Dec. 10, Looking Ahead to the New Administration and the Next Four Years Abroad






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