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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 29, 2016 • 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Simon Hall, Room 106

Hear what experts from both sides of the aisle have to say about the staggering national debt and how to stop the nation’s finances from reaching critical levels.

  • September 29, 2016 • 7:30 PM
  • Frick Forum, Knight-Bauer Hall

An all-student debate of current political issues featuring Washington University’s College Republicans debating the College Democrats. Debate will be moderated by St. Louis Public Radio political reporter Jo Mannies.

  • October 1, 2016 • 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Brookings Hall

Come see Brookings Hall lit up like you’ve never seen it before. Activities begin just before dark in front of the university’s iconic and historic administration building.

  • October 3, 2016 • 11 AM
  • Danforth University Center

Sponsored by Spoon University WashU, a weeklong food sampling event in the DUC featuring the candidates’ favorite foods and/or traditional dishes from their native cities. Stop by and see the featured food of the day.

  • October 4, 2016 • 11 AM
  • Danforth University Center

Sponsored by Spoon University WashU, a weeklong food sampling event in the DUC featuring the candidates’ favorite foods and/or traditional dishes from their native cities. Stop by and see the featured food of the day.