A Panel Discussion: The Impact of the Economy on the Presidential Election

Thursday, September 20, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 20, 2012) - On Monday, Oct. 1, the Haub School of Business will host a panel discussion with national and local political and economic experts to discuss the economy and its impact on the presidential race. This is the first event in the Anthony Carfagno '60 Lecture Series.

Regardless of who wins the election, the future president faces challenges as both the U.S. and the global economy continue to struggle for improvement. Fall out from Spain and Greece, automatic spending cuts, and interest rates – these are only a few of the challenges facing our new president and our economy.

The event will be held on Saint Joseph's campus and begin with a general reception in the lobby of Mandeville Hall at 5:30 p.m. The panel discussion will follow at 6:30 p.m. in Mandeville Hall's Wolfington Teletorium; the event is free and open to the public.

Panelists for the evening event include:

Terry Madonna, Ph.D. - renowned pollster and director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College.

Michael Smerconish - MSNBC political commentator and national radio host. 

Arthur Laffer, Ph.D. – Economist and former advisor to President Ronald Reagan.

Randall Miller, Ph.D. - political expert and professor of history at Saint Joseph's.

Media Contact

Contact: Carolyn Steigleman, Director of University Communications, Haub School of Business, 610-660-1355, csteigle@sju.edu


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