UNT Libraries to present UNT Speaks Out: 2012 Presidential Primaries
What: UNT Speaks Out: 2012 Presidential Primaries. — Three University of North Texas professors will meet to discuss the 2012 primaries and give an overview of how the primary system works. The event is presented by the UNT Libraries.
When: 6-8 p.m. April 24 (Tuesday)
Where: The Forum on the first floor of UNT's Willis Library, which is located one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C (1506 W. Highland St.).
Contact: Caroline Booth Lara, director of communications and marketing for UNT Libraries, at 940-369-7573
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three University of North Texas faculty members will be part of a UNT Speaks Out panel discussion to discuss the primary process and give an overview of how the primary system works.
The event, sponsored by the UNT Libraries, begins at 6 p.m. on April 24 (Tuesday) in the Forum on the first floor of UNT’s Willis Library, located one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C (1506 W. Highland St.)
During UNT Speaks Out, Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor in the UNT Department of Political Science, will give the audience an overview of the structure of the primaries, and provide a recap of past primaries. He also will speak about the money, momentum and media attention in the primaries.
Tony Carey, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, will discuss how members of different racial and ethnic backgrounds responded to the Republican primary candidates. Carey researches racial and ethnic politics, political and social identity, and political psychology.
Brian Lain, associate professor in the UNT Department of Communications Studies and director of UNT’s Debate Program, will use his background in rhetoric and debate, as well as his interests in ideological criticism, and the politics of representation to comment on the candidates’ rhetoric.
To tie into UNT Speaks Out, the UNT Media Library will screen the film “Primary” April 25 (Wednesday) at noon in the Media Library, located in Room 111C of Chilton Hall. “Primary” is a 53-minute documentary released in1960 that follows Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy during his Wisconsin primary run against Republican Hubert Humphrey.
For more information, contact Caroline Booth Lara, director of communications and marketing for UNT Libraries, at 940-369-7573.