For this episode of Campus Voices, we were joined by Courtney Bollinger, a junior Political Science major, and Professor Lindsay Hoffman, Communication and Political Science & International Relations. They came by to discuss Race in America, the past National Agenda topic, and Road to the Presidency, the upcoming National Agenda topic. The National Agenda series, a course started by Ralph Begleiter in 2010, has covered various topics of political and national importance.
Last semester’s topic, Race in America garnered a lot of attention due to the rise in racial tensions across the nation, especially on college campuses. Bollinger spoke about how the course has helped fostered discussions about race and her own personal understanding of racial issues on our campus. Hoffman explained the most important take away from last semester’s topic and why she is continuing Begleiter’s legacy.
For next semester’s topic, Road to the Presidency will look at the upcoming presidential elections and the deciding factors in attracting potential voters. And for a majority of the student population, this will be the only election that we will participate in for our undergraduate careers!
Check out the interview below to find out more about National Agenda and its contribution to healthy discussions on campus!
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Lindsay Hoffman and Courtney Bollinger
- Professor Hoffman’s Official Communication page
- Official National Agenda@UD page
- 2015 National Agenda: Race in America
- Center for Political Communication Official page
Photo Courtesy of Center for Political Communication website