“President Hope in a Time of Crisis: The Significance of Barack Obama’s Presidency”

Pace University to hold panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges that face the first African American President, Wednesday, March 4

MEDIA ADVISORY

February 25, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

“President Hope in a Time of Crisis:

The Significance of Barack Obama’s Presidency”

Pace University to hold panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges that face the first African American President, Wednesday, March 4

WHAT: A panel discussion on the significance of Barack Obama’s presidency, with perspectives from Pace University faculty and administration experts, an alumni lawyer and trustee, and students who attended the conventions and inauguration. Topics include the historical significance of an African American in the White House, Obama’s ability to garner support from young people, and the many challenges facing the U.S. both at home and abroad. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO: Panelists include:

• Christopher A. Edwards, ’95, Member of the Board of Trustees, Pace University, and Senior Associate, Choate, Hall, and Stewart, LLP. Topic: “A Republican’s Perspective on the Obama Presidency.”

• Darnita Killian, EdD, Vice President, Student Affairs. Topic: “What Obama’s presidency Does and Does Not Mean to the African American Community.”

• Christopher Malone, PhD, Director, Pforzheimer Honors College; Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science (moderator). Topic: “A Majority Coalition: How Obama Won.”

• Meghana Nayak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science. Topic: “Obama’s Foreign Policy: International Relations and Possibilities of Change.”

• Joseph M. Pastore, Jr., PhD, Professor Emeritus of Management. Topic: “The First African American Presidency.”

• Alejandra Lopez and NK Odogwu, Pace students who travelled to the Democratic Presidential Convention and the Presidential Inauguration. Topic: “A Witness to History.”

WHEN and WHERE: Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza (east of City Hall), New York City Campus.

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality professional education resting on a firm base of liberal learning, amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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