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Dr. Diana Carlin-Pierron: Presidential Debates - Why We Watch and Why They Matter
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Robert Gernon Center
1200 SW Harrison St
Topeka, KS 66612
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Don't miss this! Diana Carlin is an expert in this field. She served as advisor to the Commission on Presidential Debates for 13 years and attended all but one of the debates between 1988 and 2000. She has published two books on her research on citizen reactions to debates and authored numerous articles and book chapters on the formats and impact of debates.
Diana began studying presidential debates as an undergraduate at KU and started her major research during her Ph.D. work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Diana is a professor emerita of communication at Saint Louise University, where she served for five years as associate provost. She is also a retired KU faculty member and administrator.
Diana has worked with new democracies to develop political debates including the Republic of Georgia, Afghanistan, South Korea, Benin, and Costa Rica.