Candidates spar in the second presidential debate: live panel of bi-partisan political experts react

The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, in partnership with Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, welcomed members of the USC community to watch the second in a series of three live screenings of the presidential debates on campus. Immediately following the debate, a bi-partisan panel analyzed the candidate's performance. The USC Political Student Assembly, USC College Democrats, and USC College Republicans helped to arrange the panel discussion, which featured the following participants: Jim Brulte, Former California State Senate and Assembly Republican Leader Garry South, a senior democratic strategist and former senior advisor to California Governor Gray Davis Max Schwartz,…

Hollihan presents "Barack Obama and the Debate on Health Care Reform"

"Just after noon, and its already standing room only," joked Annenberg School for Communication director Larry Gross. Students, faculty, and staff gathered at the first Annenberg Research Seminar on August 30, 2010. Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan kicked off the series with his presentation, Barack Obama and the Debate on Health Care Reform: Dialogic Argument vs. the Politics of Resistance. Hollihan explained that Obama's campaign message was that of hope and change, but not just in a changing of the presidential office but "hope that new leadership could reinvigorate government. Change was the most repeated part of the Obama campaign. Not…