Join us 10/16 for a lively debate about the New York State Casino Referendum

The Campbell Debates:

Disagreement in the Public Interest

The Proposition:  This Assembly Supports the State Casino Referendum

The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University announces the next installment of The Campbell Debates, a debate series on timely issues of public importance.

When:  Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Where: Maxwell Auditorium
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM with reception immediately following
Parking: Available in the Irving Garage, mention the debate to get a reduced rate
Live Streaming on UStream, and archived on YouTube

Employing a style adapted from the Oxford Union debates, each Campbell Debate will allow a gathered audience to consider a question of national, regional or local significance.  Two panels comprised of thought leaders will argue for each side, followed by counterpoints and audience questions and comments.  At the conclusion of the debate, the audience will vote on the proposition by walking out one of two doors.  The format aims to showcase a lively, informative exchange of ideas on controversial issues in a way not common to contemporary American political debates.

For the Proposition:

Marc A. Baez , Citizens for NYS Gaming, Inc.

Ken Pokalsky, Vice President of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Against the Proposition:

David Blankenhorn, President, Institute for American Values

Dr. Stephen Q. Shafer, Chair, Coalition Against Gambling in New York

The Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs provide insights into controversial issues through their Campbell Debates Series.  Employing a style adapted from the Oxford Union debates, each Campbell Debate allows a gathered audience to consider a question of national, regional or local significance. Two panels composed of thought leaders argue for each side, followed by counterpoints and audience questions and comments. At the conclusion of the debate, the audience votes on the proposition. The results are revealed at a reception following the debate.

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