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As the eyes of the world turn to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Washington University in St. Louis will play a prominent role in the national political conversation when it hosts a presidential debate on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

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A voice in the debate

By Diane Keaggy on September 19, 2016

Cassie Klosterman, a voter engagement fellow at the Gephardt Institute and a 2016 graduate in Arts & Sciences, talks about her recent experiences as a delegate at College Debate 16.

“The Commission on Presidential Debates’ selection of Washington University is a reflection not only on our dynamic and engaged university community, but also on the importance of the St. Louis region, particularly at this moment in time."

— Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton

Upcoming Events

  • September 27, 2016 • 12 AM – 12 AM
  • Danforth University Center

The Voter Registration Squad of WashUVotes will be tabling and registering voters at the Danforth University Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m; at Tuesday Tea from 3-5 p.m., and prior to Ezra Klein’s  appearance in Graham Chapel. For more information, visit WashUVotes.

  • September 27, 2016 • 7:30 PM
  • Graham Chapel

Ezra Klein will be kicking off Student Union’s Trending Topics Series.

  • September 28, 2016 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Medical Campus TBD

The first of four opportunities for students on the School of Medicine campus to participate in civic dialogue after each of the debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

  • September 28, 2016 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Tisch Commons, Danforth University Center

Think you could help manage a budget that ensures the nation runs smoothly without adding greater debt? Here’s a chance to try at this special event in collaboration with the Concord Coalition.

  • September 28, 2016 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Danforth Campus TBD

The first of four opportunities for students on the Danforth Campus to participate in civic dialogue after each of the debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates.