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Loebsack and Harreld to be featured at UI political symposium


The Old Capitol -- photo by Shannon
The Old Capitol — photo by Shannon

Political Discourse: The Impact of Redistricting, Campaign Finance, and the Media

Old Capitol Senate Chamber — Friday, Dec. 4 at 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

We all lament our broken political system. The overwhelming influence of the few through campaign finance. The disparity between the public’s desires and opinions, and the the public’s representation in political office. And, of course, the media’s role in calcifying political polarization, which so frequently patronizes our more base political instincts of fairness and generosity.

A day-long symposium featuring opening remarks from Congressman Dave Loebsack and controversial University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld to be held at the university will contend with these critical issues and more this weekend, on Friday, Dec. 4. The university’s Public Policy Center is sponsoring the event, titled “Political Discourse: The Impact of Redistricting, Campaign Finance, and the Media”. Also speaking a the symposium, held in the Old Capitol Museum Senate Chambers from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., will be UI faculty from the political science department, representatives from Open Secrets, a political watchdog site, and other visiting scholars.

“Political Discourse” is part of a series of events organized by the UI Public Policy Center examing the politics and policies relevant to the Iowa Caucus. (In case you needed the reminder, the Iowa Caucus will take place on February 1. Democrats can find location information here; Republicans should turn here.)

This upcoming symposium will be free and open to the public. More information on speakers and presentation can be found online.


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