Along with debate and election results watching parties, the Pomona Student Union hosted several student discussions on topics surrounding the 2012 election. While these events were not filmed, descriptions are provided below.
Race and the US Election
Pomona politics Professor Lorn Foster led a student discussion on how race has factored into this election and previous ones. Cosponsored by BLOC, students talked about the role of race in campaigning and election results.
Led by Pomona Professor and US politics scholar David Menefee Libey, students discussed the two-party system in the 2012 election. What does it mean to vote independent, and why do we seem to be stuck in a two-party system? And what does that mean for America?
The Silent Majority
Cosponsored by the International Student Mentoring Program, students gathered for a round table discussion. What are international perspectives on the American political system in general, and of the Republican and Democrat candidates specifically? What are the international stakes in this election?
Pomona professor and economist Eleanor Brown spoke on the history and current state of the American health care system. Students discussed the differences between “Obamacare” and “Vouchercare” and what these different policies mean for the future of American health care.