College of Arts and Sciences

Alumni Seminar Series

  • Winter Series, January - March, 2016

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    Questions for the Presidential Election Candidates

    2016 Presidential Candidates

    Six Tuesday Evenings
    January 5 and 19; February 2 and 16; March 1 and 15, 2016
    6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    PIGOTT 204

    This winter quarter seminar will feature Seattle University professors from the political science, history, and business departments, who will present ideas and lead discussions on issues and questions for the candidates in the presidential elections in 2016.

    Presenting and leading the discussions:

    • Political Science Professor and former department chair Connie Anthony on foreign policy
    • Political Science Professor Onur Bakiner on the Middle East
    • Political Science Professor Julian Gottlieb on immigration and election strategies
    • American History Professor Tom Murphy, S.J. on voting patterns in the many regions that make up America

    Joining them are other faculty who will discuss the justice system, the economy, energy policy, social issues and other questions that come up in the election campaign.

    The cost of the six-session seminar, which includes all materials, parking, and refreshments is $200.

    Participants may sign up by email at
    Please include your mailing address, phone number, and if you require on-campus parking for the seminar.


    The Alumni Seminars Series take place each quarter and are open to Seattle University alumni and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life’s deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds.

    The Alumni Seminars Series is organized by the College of Arts and Sciences of Seattle University under the guidance of Professor David Leigh, S.J.

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