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Monday, November 26, 2012

Debating the meaning of the election with "The Big Issue"

Posted By on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Tulane Hillel is beginning a new debate series, "The Big Issue," tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at the Mintz Center. The first "Big Issue" on the table involves this month's elections. The topic: "Is America Moving to The Left? Was This Election About Ideology at All?"

Tulane University professor and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry will face off with former Gov. (and 2012 presidential candidate) Buddy Roemer. The moderator will be WVUE-TV reporter Lee Zurik. Admission is free.

There will be alcohol.

More details under the jump.

Amidst the rise of reality television, 24-hour news coverage and daytime talk shows, political discourse in this country has been diluted by media portrayals of scandal and fame. As a response to this trend, Hillel at Tulane University is hosting a new ongoing series called “The Big Issue,” where in front of a live audience, representatives from across the political spectra will face-off in an uncensored debate about today’s most pressing political issues.

Our goal is for the people who attend ‘The Big Issue’ to enjoy themselves and at the same time come away feeling informed — whatever conclusions they reach, and whichever side of the political aisle they are affiliated. In addition, the unique Oxford-style debate format is a high octane and entertaining way of getting to the root issues. It will be a lot of fun.

912 Broadway St.
Cash bar, 7:30 p.m.
Debate 8 p.m.
Desserts served afterward
Free admission

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