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Wake Forest hosts public forums on key election issues

From foreign policy to education policy, Wake Forest University will host “Election 2016: Debating the Issues,” a three-day series of forums featuring national and regional experts offering different perspectives on key election issues. Free and open to the public, the sessions will be held Oct. 25, 26, and 27.

“The purpose of the conference is to leave the audience better briefed on key issues now in debate in this election, and better informed about the various candidates’ policy positions on these issues,” said David Coates, professor of politics and international affairs and one of the organizers of the event.

Conservative and liberal voices are represented on panels moderated by Wake Forest professors. Speakers include members of the Council on Foreign Relations, immigration policy analysts from the Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress, a member of President Obama’s economic team, an economics columnist from the American Enterprise Institute, an education policy researcher, leading journalists covering North Carolina politics and a high school teacher.

Two 90-minute moderated panels ending with a question-and-answer session will be held each day beginning in the late afternoon.  All sessions will be held in Pugh Auditorium in Benson University Center on the Wake Forest campus.  The schedule is below.  Additional details are posted on the conference website.


 Foreign Policy and National Security

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Moderator: David Coates, politics professor at Wake Forest


Jennifer Harris is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-author of “War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft.”  She previously served on the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State and was responsible for global markets, geoeconomic issues and energy security. She is a Wake Forest graduate.

Henry Nau, professor at George Washington University, is a Council on Foreign Relations member and author of “Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman and Reagan.” He served on President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council and currently co-directs the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program which organizes semiannual meetings with members of the U.S. Congress, Japanese Diet and Korean National Assembly.

Economic Policy

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Moderators:  Robert Whaples and Todd McFall, Wake Forest economics professors


Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, served as chief economist and economic advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden from 2009 to 2011, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.

James Pethokoukis is a columnist and blogger at the American Enterprise Institute.  He has previously served as the Washington columnist for Reuters Breakingviews, the opinion and commentary wing of Thomson Reuters and as business editor and columnist for U.S. News & World Report.

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Faculty publications: August 2016 update

Bennett, Arnold, Author, & Saloman, Randi, Ed. (English). Grand Babylon Hotel: A Fantasia on Modern Times (Broadview Editions series). Broadview Press. August 2016.


Voss Roberts, Michelle, Ed. (Divinity). Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection (Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions series). Fordham University Press. August 2016.


Whaples, Robert M., Christopher J. Coyne, & Michael C. Munger, Eds. (Economics). Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? Independent Institute. August 2016.

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August 2016 faculty milestones

See a list of faculty milestones for August 2016: Read more

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Faculty Fellowships and promotions

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty who have been awarded fellowships and recieved promotions.

Wake Forest Faculty Fellowships______________________________

The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship is a program of financial support designed to honor our best teacher-scholars. Recipients are:
Rebecca Alexander (CHM), The F.M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellowship<
Laura Aull (ENG), The Dunn-Riley Faculty Fund Fellowship
Christa Colyer (CHM), The Robert & Debra Lee Faculty Fellowship
Mary Dalton (COM), The Reinsch/Pierce Family Fellowship
Katy Harriger (POL), The Tatum Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
Omaar Hena (ENG), The Young Family Faculty Fellowship
Peter Kairoff (MUS), The Denton Family Faculty Fellowship
John Pickel (ART), The Hoak Family Faculty Fellowship
Albert Rives (CHM), The Gale Family Faculty Fellowship
Michael Sloan (CLA), The Kenyon Family Faculty Fellowship
Eric Stottlemyer (ENG), The Bitove Family Fund Faculty Fellowship
Robert Whaples (ECN), The Hough Family Faculty Fellowship
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July 2013 faculty publications

The following faculty had writings published in July 2013:

Bardon, Adrian. (Philosophy). A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time. Oxford University Press. July 2013.

David Phillips Lynn BookBook, Lynn (Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship/Theatre), & David Phillips (Humanities), Eds. Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life. Edward Elgar. May 2013.

Coughlin, Christine, Joan Malmud Rocklin, & Sandy Patrick. (School of Law). A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, 2nd ed. Carolina Academic Press. June 2013.

Hall, Mark A., Mary Anne Bobinski, & David Orentlicher. (School of Law). The Law of Health Care Finance and Regulation, 3rd ed. Aspen Publishers. May 2013.

Hall, Mark A., Mary Anne Bobinski, & David Orentlicher. (School of Law). Medical Liability and Treatment Relationships, 3rd ed. Aspen Publishers. May 2013.

Hammond, J. Daniel, Steven G. Mederna, & John D. Singleton, Eds. (Economics). Chicago Price Theory (The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series, #274). Edward Elgar. July 2013.

Kimbro, Stephanie. (School of Law, Adjunct). The Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer’s Guide to the Online Legal Marketplace. American Bar Association. July 2013.

Miller, Christian. (Philosophy). Moral Character: An Empirical Theory. Oxford University Press. July 2013.

Oberst, Robert C., Yogendra K. Malik, Charles H. Kennedy, et al. (Politics & International Affairs). Government and Politics in South Asia, 7th ed. Westview. July 2013.

Orentlicher, David, Mary Anne Bobinski, & Mark A. Hall. (School of Law). Bioethics and Public Health Law, 3rd ed. Aspen Publishers. May 2013.

Smith, Margaret Supplee. (Art, emerita). American Ski Resort: Architecture, Style, Experience. University of Oklahoma Press. July 2013.

West, G. Page (Schools of Business), & Robert M. Whaples (Economics), Eds. The Economic Crisis in Retrospect: Explanations by Great Economists. Edward Elgar. June 2013.

Young, Julian. (Philosophy). The Philosophy of Tragedy: From Plato to Žižek. Cambridge University Press. June 2013.

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