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Beyond the Hype and Headlines: The 2016 elections matter more than you think--panel discussion Nov. 12

While Donald Trump’s tweets and Hillary Clinton’s emails have dominated the headlines, there is actually much more at stake in the upcoming presidential election — issues that will help define our country’s course for current and future generations. A distinguished panel of Washington journalists and pundits from across the political spectrum will discuss why 2016 could be one of the most important elections in our lifetime.

Beyond the Hype and Headlines
The 2016 elections matter more than you think

Thursday, November 12, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Room 202 Brooks Hall
This event is free and open to the public


Michael Tomasky (BSJ, 1982)
Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas


Jamelle Bouie
Chief Political Correspondent, Slate

Ezra Klein
Editor in Chief, Vox

Paige Lavender (BSJ, 2011)
Senior Political Editor, Huffington Post

Mercedes Schlapp
Cofounder of Cove Strategies, TV political commentator and former White House spokesperson under President George W. Bush

This event is part of the David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas and is co-sponsored by the WVU Reed College of Media

About Festival
Festival of Ideas was created in 1995 by former University president David C. Hardesty Jr. It was inspired by events he organized as WVU’s student body president in the 1960s. Today, the lecture series spans the academic year and brings a diverse group of newsmakers, public figures, and thought leaders – along with WVU’s own superstars – to campus to engage the community in important issues of the day. | #wvuideas