This Monday night, former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis will participate in a panel discussion at Salem State titled "Election 2012: Fact, Fiction and Public Opinion" with five people who are expected to provide a broad but well-informed look at this year's presidential election from both sides.
Guests on the panel:
Sister Marge Clarke - Nun, lobbyist, educator and economist.
Michael Goldman - Democratic political consultant.
Keli Goff - Political journalist and television commentator.
Chuck Kolb - Chemist, physicist and president of Aerodyne Research Inc.
Jennifer Nassour - Former chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party.
Dukakis, the longest-serving governor in state history, provides the unique perspective of someone who has actually run for president in the past (in 1988, against George H.W. Bush).
The event will be held in Veteran's Hall at the Ellison Campus Center on North Campus from 7 to 9 p.m., and will be moderated by Mark Zaitchik, a communications professor at Salem State.
Sponsored by the Salem State School of Social Work, and the departments of history, political science, interdisciplinary studies, English, geography and philospophy.
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