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Creighton faculty to hold Jan. 19 panel discussion on Trump presidency

Panel FlyerOn the eve of the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump, a diverse panel of six Creighton University faculty will engage in a discussion on what to expect from the new administration.

The panel, titled “The Trump Presidency: Expectations and Implications,” will take place Thursday, Jan. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hixson-Lied Auditorium in the Harper Center, 602 N. 20th St., on the Creighton campus. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Panel organizer Scott Hendrickson, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations in the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences, said the panel aims to bring forth a substantive, discerning conversation about the coming Trump presidency.

“The goal of the panel is to inform those in attendance of issues, questions and events to be on the lookout for as the Trump presidency moves forward,” Hendrickson said. “I’m truly hoping we can model for the campus community how to have an open dialogue about these topics without having to retreat into partisan corners.”

Comprising the panel will be Hendrickson and his departmental colleagues, Erika Moreno, PhD, and Richard Witmer, PhD, along with Kristie Briggs, PhD, and Ernie Goss, PhD, of the Department of Economics and Finance in the Heider College of Business, and Palma Strand, JD, of the School of Law.

In October, Creighton hosted a similar faculty panel on race relations. Hendrickson hopes to follow the example of that panel discussion with the format of this conversation.

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