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2012 UMD Election-Related Events

Monday, October 1, 2012

Diversity on the Ballot Panel Discussion and Political Involvement Fair

Program will focus on the intersection of two important 2012 ballot initiatives in Maryland, the Marriage Equality Act and the Maryland Dream Act.

7:00 p.m—9:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Sponsored by the LGBT Equity Center at the University of Maryland

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

University of Maryland Hosts Debate Watch; Highlights Innovative Technologies

UMD will host unique Presidential Debate Watch Party including the roll-out of innovative technologies featuring a new platform for online polling and new electronic online voter registration for the University of Maryland campus.

8:30 p.m—11:00 p.m., Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

The event is open to the first 500 University of Maryland students, faculty or staff who show up for the event. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

CISSM Forum: The Impact of Population Change on Global Politics

by Jack A. Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University

12:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m., Room 1203 Van Munching Hall

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Morality of Presidential Candidates' Security Policies

A public discussion sponsored by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) will address these and other questions related to the presidential candidates' security policies. The event will feature CISSM director Professor John Steinbruner, Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development Shibley Telhami, and others.

12:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m., Room 1203 Van Munching Hall

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Campaign Strategy Seminar on the 2012 Elections

This seminar will feature J. Toscano, a partner at GMMB, a DC-based Democratic political communications and strategy firm. Mr. Toscano will discuss the process involved in creating an effective media strategy for candidates, political parties, and advocacy groups.

3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m., McKeldin Library, Special Events Room (6137)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Immigration and the Election of 2012 Forum

The Center for the History of the New America will host a forum on issues related to immigration and the upcoming election.

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will speak about his experience as an immigrant student and about the DREAM Act. State Senator Victor Ramirez will address the DREAM Act and other issues.

4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m., Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

Monday, November 6, 2012-Tuesday, November 7

Dean's Student Advisory Council Election Day Watch Party

This event will feature broadcasts of news stations as well as The Daily Show with John Stewart and The Colbert Report. Faculty will share expertise on various election-related topics and will be on hand to answer questions. The audience will also have the chance to take part in opinion polls and interactive trivia games with prizes.

8:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, to 12 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Orem Hall Ballroom