The AMS and The Terry Project Present: BARtalk

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Presented by the Alma Mater Society and the UBC Terry Project

Hosted monthly in the Gallery Lounge, this informal speaker series brings you UBC’s leading faculty, students, and alumni speaking to the most important issues of the day. All events feature short remarks from our panel members, and then open up to an informal Q&A session

We are thrilled to be hosting our inaugural BARtalk on the topic of the US Election. Thursday, September 20th, 6:00PM-7:30PM at the Gallery Lounge in the Student Union Building. Tickets by donation at the door, with all proceeds going to Shinerama. Suggested donation is $5.

Our panelists are:

Paul Quirk – The Presidential election process:  Is it Democratic?  Does it work?

Paul Quirk is the Phil Lind Chair in U.S. Politics and Representation at the University of British Columbia.  He has written on a wide range of topics in American politics, including Congress, the presidency, presidential elections, public opinion, regulatory politics, and public policymaking.

Andrew Owen – What can political science tell us about the election campaigns?

Andrew Owen is a professor in the faculty of Political Science. Holding his Ph.D from Princeton University, his research focuses on the causes and consequences of public opinion. His current research explores whether citizens tend to be more responsive to deteriorations in policy outcomes than they are to similarly sized improvements.

John G. Stackhouse Jr. – Does it matter what the candidates believe about religion? Why?

John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College. In his seven books and more than 500 article and reviews, he has commented extensively on the intersection of religion and public life in North America.

Justin Alger – Environmental Policy

Justin Alger is a doctoral student in the Political Science department majoring in international relations, with a focus on global environmental politics. His research looks at the implications of the growing private sector role in environmental governance for the distribution of power and authority in the international system.

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.