April 5, 2012 STAFF/STU

Woelfl Seminar on Public Policy Lecture – Larry Schwab

The Woelfl Seminar on Public Policy presents “Reform Proposals for Elections and Policymaking in a Representative Democracy” with Larry Schwab, Ph.D., on Wednesday, April 11, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Donahue Auditorium.

Should citizens or elected leaders make the laws? Should Presidents be elected through the Electoral College or by a direct vote of the citizens? Should citizens nominate presidential candidates in a national primary? Should the Senate eliminate the filibuster? Should the powers of Congress and the President be increased or decreased? Should citizens base their vote on the person or party? Should Congress or the President have more influence on decisions to go to war? Should the Office of the Vice President be eliminated? Should the ideological differences between the Democrats and Republicans be increased or decreased?

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact Terry Bradley, Political Science Department, extension 4311.