Hamilton to Host “Excellence in Education” Panel on U.S. Politics Post 9/11

Hamilton College will host a panel discussion, "U.S. Politics Post 9/11," on Monday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Hub at the Bristol Campus Center. The panel is part of The Excellence in Education series, brought to Central New York as a special collaborative project of the local institutions of higher education.  Participants will include Utica College Associate Professor of Communication Arts David Habbel, Hamilton College Associate Professor of Government Philip Klinkner, and Hamilton Visiting Instructor of Government Kristin Campbell.

The panel discussion is free and open to any student at any member institution and to the public. Events are scheduled monthly. Members of the Excellence in Education Speakers Series consortium include: Mohawk Valley Community College, Hamilton College, Utica College, SUNY-IT, Herkimer County Community College Utica School of Commerce and Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute at Pratt.

The objective of the Excellence in Education series is to showcase the combined resources of the area colleges--and to provide improved programming to all students and the community.

Habbel has been an on-air analyst for election night on WUTR-TV. His expertise relates to the communication variables that affect campaigns/elections at the state and national level. Klinkner is co-author of a newly-released Harvard University study about spoiled ballots in the 2000 election, titled "Democracy Spoiled." He is an expert on American politics, including parties and elections, race relations, Congress, and the Presidency.
Campbell has presented lectures on the "Role of Candidates, Campaigns, and Interest Groups in Elections" and "Candidates, Campaigns, and Congressional Elections: Re-examining Media Bias." She will discuss the impact Sept. 11 has had on the types of issues Americans care about and the 2003 midterm election results.

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