The Amazing (Presidential) Race

The Presidential debates are right around the corner. Join other students in a vaunted Pace tradition—Debate Watching Parties—and answer the critical question: who has your vote? >>Read More

Every four years we are treated to the best reality TV there is–the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. Young adults are more attuned than ever to the goings on of the Presidential election knowing that the outcome on November 6 directly affects their opportunity and their choices.

The Pace Community knows the importance of staying civically engaged in the political process–the only way we can make sure that our voices are heard! It has become a Pace tradition to watch the debates as a community to discuss, evaluate, and cheer-on your favored candidates. For each round, there will be pre-debate discussions where you can make your stance known on any number of issues. The debate watching parties are hosted by faculty and staff on both campuses. And for those of you who are first-time voters who haven’t registered, learn more about Pace’s voter registration drive below!

NEW YORK CITY DEBATE WATCHING PARTIES:

Round 1: First Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall North
Featuring a debate on the issues between Dyson Professor of Communications Studies Satish Kolluri, PhD, and Dyson Economic Professor Mark Weinstock

Round 2: Vice Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.
Schimmel Theatre
Featuring a discussion on women’s issues in the 2012 election with Dyson Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nancy Reagin, PhD, Women and Gender Studies and History Major Victoria Measles, and Pace alumna Annamaria Santamaria ’12

Round 3: Second Presidential Debate
Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.
Schimmel Theatre
Pace students battle it out (hopefully not WWF style!) in this second presidential debate

Round 4: Third Presidential Debate
Monday, October 22, 8:00 p.m., Schimmel Theatre
A discussion on foreign policy in the 2012 election featuring Political Science Professor Matthew Bolton, PhD, and Peace and Justice Studies Professor Emily Welty, PhD

PLEASANTVILLE DEBATE WATCHING PARTIES:

Round 1: First Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m.
Gottesman
From QE3 to “drill baby, drill” join as the candidates duke it out over critical domestic policy issues.

Round 2: Vice Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Biden v. Ryan. What more do you need?

Round 3: Second Presidential Debate
Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Occupy Wall Street. Anarchy in the E.U. Take to the streets (or at least get out of your seats) and debate top issues at home and abroad.

Round 4: Third Presidential Debate
Monday, October 22, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Global warming. Nuclear programs in Iran. China-Japan showdown. Presidents and students tackle some of the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day.


Election Day is November 6, 2012. Are you ready to cast your ballot?

Pace University is participating in a national non-partisan effort to engage students in voter registration, education, and participation. If you are not yet registered to vote, learn how you can get involved in the electoral process this year!

New York State Residents
In order to vote in New York State, you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary, or other election in which you want to vote and you must have lived at your present address at least 30 days before the election. You can register in person at a number of state agencies or via mail (applications must be postmarked by October 12 and received by October 17 to be eligible to vote in the general election). Learn more about registering and voting in New York.

Out-of-State Students
Out-of-state students may register by completing the National Mail Voter Registration Form or contacting their state election office.

Your Vote, Your Voice
Campus voter registration and awareness campaigns are making a significant difference. Since 2000, voter turnout among college-educated youth has increased by 12%. In 2008, the turnout rate of college-educated 18 to 29 year-olds was 62%. This election season, help ensure your voice is heard!

Find more voter registration resources and election information online at: www.yourvoteyourvoice.org or contact the Pace Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) “Register to Vote Blitz,” which assists students with the registration process at CCARNY@pace.edu.