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Library, Honors Program to co-host forums

UGA’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Honors Program will co-host a series of forums this fall in conjunction with the National Issues Forum Community Forum Series.

“Georgia Deliberations: What Policy Decisions Today Will Get Us A Better Tomorrow?” is part of a national initiative developed by the National Issues Forums to encourage civic engagement with the critical issues facing the U.S.

Three forums, open free to the public, will be held. The first, “Health Care in America: How Can We Make it More Affordable?” will be held Sept. 25 from 7-9 p.m. in the Russell Library Auditorium. The second forum, “Making Ends Meet: Is There a Way to Help Working Americans?” will be held Oct. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. The third forum, “The Energy Problem: Choices for an Uncertain Future” will be held Oct. 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Russell Library.

In addition to the forums, “Debate Watch 2008” will be held Oct. 7 at the Russell Library. The time for this program has not been set. Paul Gurian, associate professor of political science at UGA and an expert on presidential primaries and campaign strategy, will introduce the debate and then lead a discussion following the debate. More information is available online (