Washington Policy Center brings unbiased debate on mainstream issues to Gonzaga

Washington Policy Center brings unbiased debate on mainstream issues to Gonzaga
The Gonzaga Bulletin 2018

In a debate titled, “What is the right direction for America?” a pair of Gonzaga professors and poitical pundits aim to present an unbiased discussion about various topics at the forefront of mainstream news.

The event, on April 23, in the Hemmingson Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is coordinated by the Washington Policy Center (WPC).

“The [audience] is hearing from experts in the fields, yet it’s going to be balanced,” WPC’s Eastern Washington Coordinator, Miranda Hawkins said.

“I think that’s the key, is getting the news on both sides of the debate and then making your own choice.

Oftentimes, we grow up in a certain household or we hear from the same professors and the same people [on] one side.

So, this is a way for students to hear both sides of an argument to be better informed so they can make their own decisions.”

Senior Political Economy Reporter for the Huffington Post Zach Carter, and GU political science professor Dr. Michael Treleaven will represent the side supporting more government.

Political Economist at the American Enterprise Institute Tim Carney, and GU business professor Dr. Donald Hackney will speak in favor of less government.

The debate will be moderated by Nadine Woodward, a news anchor for the Spokane TV station KXLY.

Read more on The Gonzaga Bulletin’s website.