Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
Grand Valley State University will host several hundred guests from more than 100 different locations who will take part in a groundbreaking, live webcast focusing on bipartisanship in government and politics.
The town hall event will use the historical legacy and experience of former Michigan Sen. Arthur Vandenberg to consider the possibilities of bipartisanship today.
“Senator Arthur Vandenberg and the Lost Art of Bipartisan Statesmanship” will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 301 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI. The town hall will also be streamed live on the Internet at gvsu.edu/bipartisanship. Organizers expect several hundred local guests, with hundreds more viewing the live video stream from World Affairs Councils locations nationwide.
Organized by Grand Valley’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and World Affairs Councils of America, the program will bring together four speakers who will discuss bipartisanship, with hopes of encouraging a national dialogue on the possibilities of bipartisanship in Washington today.
“The purpose of this national event is to educate students and the public on Senator Vandenberg’s achievements in crafting U.S. foreign policy, and to draw attention to the senator’s importance as a model for bipartisan cooperation and leadership,” said Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center. “We hope the lessons from Senator Vandenberg’s legacy can inspire a new era of cooperation among today’s politicians.”
The speakers will present on various topics related to bipartisanship:
The program will be moderated by Hauenstein Center director and presidential scholar Gleaves Whitney, who will also facilitate an interactive question-and-answer period where the panelists will take questions from the audience.
The entire webcast will also be permanently archived and easily accessible online after the conclusion of the event.
For more information, visit http://www.hauensteincenter.org or call (616) 331-2770.