Celebration of Democracy: The United States 2012 Elections
The Montgomery County Community College Political Science “Honors” class in cooperation with the history and political science faculty presents an imaginative educational program intended to promote greater understanding of the challenges facing the U.S. in our time. In this celebration of democracy, a panel of experts will speak about the issues confronting our nation and the candidates of the two major parties. To give the program a reality-show quality, a faculty member will simulate a third-party candidacy and raise serious and humorous issues that the conventional candidates are likely to ignore. The focus of the fall “Issues and Insights” program will be to stimulate public awareness of matters of national importance through serious, civil discussions as well as the use of critical but benevolent humor.
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012: First Town Hall Meeting 12:30 p.m.
Tom Kolsky’s Introduction as the Candidate of the “American Preservative Party” — A Listening Session with Q and A
- Wednesday, October 3, 2012: Domestic Politics — Issues and Candidates 12:30 p.m.
Panel of Experts
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012: A Town Hall Meeting and Lessons from a Crisis 12:30 p.m.
- Part 1: Second Town Hall Meeting 12:30 p.m.
Tom Kolsky’s Vision of “Preservatism: Keep the Best, Mend the Rest” as an Alternatives to Gridlockism
- Part 2: Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis 12:30 p.m.
Lessons of Presidential Crisis Decision-Making
- Wednesday, October 31, 2012: Domestic And Foreign Policy — Issues And Candidates 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012: The Meaning of the 2012 Elections 12:30 p.m.
Where Do We Go From Here? Panel of Experts