Decode the election at Vanderbilt’s Saturday Universityby Jim Patterson Sep. 13, 2012, 2:28 PM
A pair of Vanderbilt University’s top political experts will lecture on the congressional and presidential elections on two Saturday mornings in October.
Saturday University will be held 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 and 20 in Room 114 of Furman Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. Total cost to attend both events is $50. A registration form is available on the Saturday University website.
Saturday University is designed to help adults rediscover the joy of education for its own sake. There are no entrance exams, homework or final papers.
The Oct. 13 session will feature Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, giving insights into the congressional races. Oppenheimer is the co-editor of Congress Reconsidered, which is in its ninth edition.
On Oct. 20, the presidential race between the incumbent Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, will be dissected by John Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science. Geer is the author of In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns.
Each session will include a question and answer period.