Campus hosts Government Symposium

Wed, 2012-07-25 09:39 -- univcomm
AU recently hosted the 6th annual Symposium on Government and Public Policy for area high school level students. The symposium featured Congressman Mike Pence, 6th District, IN, as the keynote speaker and drew first-rate experts to debate recent domestic and international issues.

Session subjects discussed during the symposium included: “Just War vs. Unjust War,” “Privacy vs. Homeland Security” and “Role of Media in American Society: Education vs. Entertainment.”

Speakers, in addition to Congressman Pence, included Jim Shella, political reporter for WISH-TV (CBS) Channel 8 in Indianapolis; Dr. David Baird, professor of Communications at Anderson University; Peter Beering, coordinator of Terrorism Preparedness for the City of Indianapolis; Michael McKillip, Indiana Civil Liberties Union; Dr. Lonnie Valentine, Associate Professor of Peace and Justice Studies, Earlham School of Religion; and Greg Garrison, Radio Talk Show Host (The Garrison Show) on WIBC and Network Indiana.