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Panel looks at race, gender and religion in campaign

Friday, April 18, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 101 Friend Center
"Campaign '08: Race, Gender and Religion" is the title of a panel discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in 101 Friend Center.

The panelists will examine these key issues affecting the presidential campaign, particularly in light of Democratic contender Barack Obama's recent headline-making speech on race, religion and politics.

The panelists are: Robert George, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Eddie Glaude Jr., Princeton's William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies; Tera Hunter, professor of history and African American studies at Princeton; Barbara Savage, the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at University of Pennsylvania; Frank Schaeffer, author of "Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back"; and Sean Wilentz, Princeton's Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the American Revolutionary Era. The panel will be moderated by Imani Perry, a professor of law at Rutgers University and visiting fellow at Princeton.

The discussion is sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for the Study of Religion, the Department of Religion, the Office of Religious Life, the Black Student Union and the Princeton Public Library.

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