UNLV Debate Team to Host Presidential Debate Watch Event Sept. 26 with Local High School and Middle School Debaters

Sep. 21, 2016

Media Contact: Afsha Bawany, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, (702) 895-5139, Afsha.Bawany@unlv.edu

 

UNLV DEBATE TEAM TO HOST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH EVENT  SEPT. 26 WITH LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATERS


WHAT: Members of the UNLV and Clark County School District debate teams will gather to watch the first televised presidential debate of 2016. More than 100 college, middle and high school debate students and coaches are expected to attend this event.

WHEN: 5:30 p. m. to 8 p. m., Mon., Sept. 26. The presidential debate will begin at 6 p.m. live from Hofstra University.

WHERE: UNLV’s Carol C. Harter Classroom Building Complex, Building A, Room A106 and A108. See campus map.


DETAILS: During the watch event, viewers will be prompted to answer non-partisan question using “clicker” apps on their mobile phones. After the debate concludes, Jacob Thompson, director of UNLV’s debate team, will moderate a panel discussion.

UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center will be the site of the season’s third and final presidential debate on Oct. 19, 2016. More information.

MEDIA: Jacob Thompson, UNLV and CCSD debate team members and coaches will be available for interviews. Thompson is an Associate Professor-in Residence at the UNLV Department of Communication Studies and teaches courses on presidential debates.  Learn more about Jacob Thompson. This event is by invitation-only and it is not open to the public.

ABOUT THE UNLV DEBATE TEAM: The team’s official name is UNLV Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum.  The team’s late namesake, Sanford I. Berman, invested in the team to revitalize it in 2007 and since then the team has won several awards and has won tournaments in national debate team competitions.

SOCIAL MEDIA: For additional information on the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, connect with the college on Twitter @UNLVUrbanAffrs, Instagram @UNLVUrbanAffairs, and Facebook/UNLVGreenspun. Follow the UNLV debate team at @UNLVDebate.

Join the conversation using hashtags: #UNLVPresDebate, #UNLVUrbanAffairs

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