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Identity Politics and the Presidential Election

February 4, 2008 - 12:00pm
Cypress Room, Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

Free and open to all

What really matters in a political candidate? Should we vote for someone because they are a woman, or from an ethnic minority? Should we care whether they have professed a religious belief? Is it true that an atheist could not become President? And what about a candidate in a same-sex relationship? The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford Center on Ethics, African and African-American Studies Program, and Feminist Studies Program invites you to a discussion on all aspects of identity and how they impact on the political process. Hear about the influence of race, gender, sexuality and religion on the way voters decide which way to vote - just in time for a major decision-making day on Super Tuesday. Moderated by Deborah Rhode, Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Ethics. Panelists include Paula Moya,Associate Professor of English; Clayborne Carson, Professor of History; and Michelle Elam, Associate Professor of English. Come and add your voice to the discussion. Stay for the student open-mic session following the panel. Lunch will be included for free!

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