WCU Global Spotlight Series looks at presidential candidates, foreign policy views

Western Carolina University will host a “Global Spotlight Series on Presidential Candidates’ Foreign Policies” interactive presentation on campus Wednesday, March 2.

The 4 to 5:30 p.m. event in the Multipurpose Room of A. K. Hinds University Center is free and open to the public, and part of an ongoing series of panel discussions on national and international issues.

Both major political parties are holding presidential primaries this year, with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders seeking the Democratic nomination while Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump are seeking the Republican nomination. Current foreign policy issues on the campaign trail include immigration, international diplomacy, global marketplace and trade agreements, terrorism and domestic security, and climate change. The presidential election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The scheduled Global Spotlight Series presentations:

Niall Michelsen

Niall Michelsen

Niall Michelsen, director of the WCU International Studies Program, will speak on “U.S. Foreign Policy and Elections.”
Michael McDonald, instructor in the WCU Political Science and Public Affairs Department, looks at “Candidates’ Views on Trade.”
Jackie Sievert, assistant professor in the Political Science and Public Affairs Department, will speak on “Candidates’ Views on the Middle East.”
Charles Fagan, adjunct faculty member in the Political Science and Public Affairs Department, looks at “Candidates’ Views on National Security.”

The event is sponsored by the Political Science and Public Affairs Department, History Department and the International Studies Program. For more information, contact Michelsen at 828-227-3336 or michelsen@email.wcu.edu.