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UCI political scientists to analyze presidential debates

Event: With the presidential election just a few weeks away, how much do the debates matter? UC Irvine political scientists will discuss this topic and others in “Picking Our Next President: Decoding the Debates,” part of the 2012-13 Social Sciences Expert Speaker Series. Attendees will learn how audiences for debates are changing, what each candidate’s body language reveals and how foreign policy will factor into the election outcome. Speakers are Cecelia Lynch, professor of political science; Martin Wattenberg, professor of political science; and Shawn Rosenberg, professor of political science and director of UCI’s graduate program in political psychology.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 (grid F10, bldg. 214 on campus map)
Supplemental Information: This event is free and open to the public. Media planning to attend should contact Laura Rico at 949-824-9055 or lrico@uci.edu. Parking is available for $10 per day or $2 per hour in the Social Science Parking Structure, at Campus Drive and Stanford.
Background: Sponsored by UCI’s School of Social Sciences, the Expert Speaker Series fosters public discussion of globally significant social science research that affects the daily lives of Californians. In 2010, the school was ranked by Times Higher Education as one of the top 50 in the world for social science research, teaching and knowledge transfer. Its faculty includes 11 members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

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