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RESCHEDULED! NY6 International Student Lunchtime Lecture Series Talk by HWS President Mark Gearan on "The US Presidential Election: A Primer for International Students"


*Please note that this event, originally scheduled for October 12, has been rescheduled for October 28.   

International students and other students, staff and faculty from across the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium are invited to join us for this first in a series of talks geared toward the issues and interests of the growing population of international students.  The talk will be broadcast live over an online video feed, and will connect students from across the six schools.  

International Student Lunchtime Lecture Series:
"The US Presidential Election: A Primer for International Students"

As international students studying in the US during an historical presidential election, it is important to understand how American politics work.  This talk will offer a primer on the US Presidential election, along with conversations about relevant issues at stake in this race, including policies on immigration, trade and climate change, among many others.

Students will be encouraged to submit questions for President Gearan in advance of the talk.  Each NY6 campus will schedule a room where the talk will be viewed, and conversations can continue on each campus.  Contact your international student advisor or Nell Bartkowiak ( for details.

Mark Gearan is the President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.  Prior to his long tenure as President, Gearan served as Director of the Peace Corps and, during the Clinton Administration, Assistant to the President, Director of Communications and Deputy Chief of Staff.  Gearan earned his B.A. in government at Harvard University and a law degree from Georgetown University.  

Hosted by David Gage at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in collaboration with the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium.  

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Live Webstreamed from HWS - Connection details to come...