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Panel, viewing planned for Obama inauguration

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, 11 a.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

A faculty panel discussion and a viewing of Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th U.S. president are planned for Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Beginning at 11 a.m., former U.S. Rep. James Leach, the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs and Co. Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, and Brandice Canes-Wrone, professor of politics and public affairs, will discuss the new Obama administration. Leach, a 1964 Princeton graduate, served for 30 years as a Republican congressman from Iowa. Canes-Wrone, who graduated from Princeton in 1993, specializes in presidential, legislative and bureaucratic politics as well as the study of elections.

The discussion will be moderated by Nolan McCarty, associate dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs.

The panel will be followed at noon by a viewing of the inauguration of Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. A reception in Robertson Hall's Bernstein Gallery will begin at 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Wilson School, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and the Office of Community and Regional Affairs.

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