The University Lecture Series at the JCC is a dynamic program that offers participants an opportunity to engage in intellectual conversation and stimulating debate. Sessions focus on topics of Jewish content and/or relevance. The JCC would like to thank this year's speakers and their affiliates, Drew University, The College of New Jersey, American University and Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
On Tuesday, 3/6, the topic is Parameters of the 2012 Presidential Election with Dr. Philip A. Mundo, Professor of Political Science, Drew University.
The 2012 presidential election is more than a contest among ambitious politicians. The strident partisanship that has characterized American politics in recent years underlies the campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency, and it will characterize the general election in the fall. Why the gulf between the political left and right in contemporary America? Does this election suggest ways to bridge it?