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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Pizza and Politics

What Is the State of the Union? And What Does It Mean for Your Future?

An undergraduate discussion supper with IU Faculty:
Aidé Acosta, Department of American Studies
James Andrews, Department of Communication and Culture
Sanya Carley, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Marjorie Hershey, Department of Political Science
Bruce Jaffee, Kelley School of Business

Monday, Feb. 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP EQUIRED: See details below

As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address on February 12, join IU faculty for an undergraduate discussion supper on February 11 to discuss the issues you think are the most important, the most pressing—the ones you think President Obama will (should!) discuss—and to hear what faculty say should concern us all.

In his address to Congress and the nation, the president is expected not only to give his view of the condition of the country but also to lay out his agenda going forward. Will President Obama concentrate on the economy? Is that what concerns you the most? Will gun control, immigration reform, health care, the high cost of higher education, the growing national debt be on his agenda? Will climate change even be mentioned? What will he say to Congress to enlist its support? How does the president's assessment and his agenda compare with yours?

Special guests contributing their views and questions to the discussion include Professors Aidé Acosta from the Department of American Studies, Sanya Carley from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Marjorie Hershey from the Department of Political Science, Bruce Jaffee from the Kelley School of Business, and Eric Leeper from the Department of Economics.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate event, please e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Union" discussion and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

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