Cross Country Conversations

2008-2009 - U.S. Presidential Election

Global Perspectives on the US Presidential Election

Date: Wednesday, October 1st, 2009

The first of the “conversations” was planned in conjunction with the International Area Studies’ International CafĂ© on Oct 1st at 12:00 pm. International students often feel left out when it comes to US elections. For these students, the American political system can be confusing, overwhelming or irrelevant. Although, they cannot vote in the elections, many issues related to politics and elections are similar to issues in their own countries and the outcomes are likely to affect their lives. Through this panel discussion we hoped to engage the international and domestic students in lively discussions in which they learn something about one another and their respective countries/regions. This panel discussion was open to all students, faculty, and staff.