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Libraries Host DebateWatch 2012

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The Penn Libraries is partnering with CWiC to host the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. CWiC is a Voter Education Partner with DebateWatch, a voter education program of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). DebateWatch brings citizens such as Penn Students together to watch the televised debates, talk about what you learned, and, if you choose to, share your reactions with the CPD.

CWiC's speaking advisors will host each of the DebateWatch events and will facilitate a discussion of the debate afterward. Rather than watching the pundits argue about the merits of the candidates' arguments, you and other Penn students will be the pundits.

Van Pelt Library - Class of '55 Room (2nd floor)
9 - 11pm
Refreshments Provided

First Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 3

University of Denver, Denver Colorado, TN
Topic: Domestic policy
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Host of NewsHour on PBS
**There will be no CWiC-facilitated discussion after this debate.**

Vice Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 11

Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
Moderator: Martha Raddatz, ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent

Second Presidential Debate
Tuesday, October 16

Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Moderator: Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent

Third Presidential Debate
Monday, October 22

Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
Topic: Foreign policy
Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Host of Face the Nation on CBS
**Viewing Party cancelled**

For more information:
Marjorie Hassen