Presidential Debate Lecture Series: Candidate Accountability and Performances of Democratic Leadership


Oct. 11, 2016, 4pm to 5pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Greenspun Hall Auditorium, first floor, Greenspun Hall


Debates have an effect on particular election outcomes or serve as a way to learn about voters. As part of the Presidential Debate Lecture Series, Dr.
Kathryn Olson
, professor and chair of the Communication Department in the College of Letters & Science at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, will discuss how presidential debates might illustrate candidate accountability and performances of democratic leadership.

Olson uses rhetorical criticism and argumentation to examine American texts, issues, movements, images, and debates with public consequences.

UNLV-TV will record the event and the video will be housed on the UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship institutional repository.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Communication Studies
Jacob Thompson

Event Sponsor

UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, UNLV Libraries, and the UNLV Presidential Debate Committee