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Sondermann Presidential Symposium

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Professor Fred Sondermann taught in the Colorado College Department of Political Science from 1953 until his untimely death in 1978. He was a legendary teacher and nationally recognized scholar who made many creative contributions to college programs.  He conceived the idea for a presidential symposium and directed the first one in 1968. His aim was to discuss current political issues but also to analyze the role of the presidency in modern American politics, both domestic and foreign. The symposium’s success was such that the Department of Political Science made a commitment to offer a presidential symposium in subsequent presidential election years. Sondermann continued to direct them through 1976. The 2016 Sondermann Presidential Symposium is the 13th in a series that has become a signature college program.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept. 1

Donna_Brazile_1Donna Brazile

7 p.m., Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Tickets required and are available at the Worner Desk.

The William Jovanovich Lecture in Public Affairs

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Symposium Panel, featuring Eric Sondermann, Vince Bzdek, Bob Loevy, and Tom Cronin

12 p.m., Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall

axelrodPhotoDavid Axelrod

7 p.m., Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Tickets required and are available at the Worner Desk on Friday, Sept 2.

The W. Lewis and Helen R. Abbott Memorial Lecture

Friday, Sept. 9

Gwen-headshotGwen Ifill: “Washington Week at CC”

1 p.m, Taping of “PBS Washington Week”
Tickets required and are available for students at the Worner Desk on Friday, Sept 2 at 4 p.m. Remaining tickets, if any, will be made available after 5 p.m.

Richard Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center

Tuesday, Sept. 27

boiuePhotoJamelle Bouie

7 p.m., Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall

Monday, Oct. 24

Hetherington_Marc003Marc Hetherington

11:15 a.m., Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall

First Mondays, Block 2 Lecture

Wednesday, Nov. 2

newtPhotoNewt Gingrich

7 p.m., Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Tickets required and are available at the Worner Desk on Friday, October 14.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

truelPhotoSarah Treul: Election Preview

12 p.m. (lunch served), Cossitt Faculty Commons, Cossitt Hall

RSVP required. To RSVP, email jessica.pauls@coloradocollege.edu

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Jason robertsPhotoRoberts: Election Debriefing

12 p.m. (lunch served), Cossitt Faculty Commons, Cossitt Hall

RSVP required. To RSVP, email jessica.pauls@coloradocollege.edu