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Illinois State to host Republican debate event

American Democracy Project debate watch party

Students attend an American Democracy Project debate watch party at Illinois State.

Illinois State University’s American Democracy Project (ADP) will host a watch party and social media event around the second Republican presidential debate from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, in Schroeder Hall, room 244. This event is free and open to the public.

During the event, participants will follow along with a social media broadcast put on by Illinois State’s Social Media Analytics Command Center (SMACC). A brief discussion will follow the address. ADP will provide free pizza and beverages for those in attendance.

For more information about the debate event, contact Assistant Professor of Politics and Government Carl Palmer at

The American Democracy Project is dedicated to educating students on responsible civic and political engagement. Illinois State was selected along with 10 other campuses nationwide as model political engagement institutions by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in 2006 and received the national Program of Excellence Award for Political Engagement in 2011.

For more information about Illinois State’s ADP, contact Associate Professor of Politics and Government Noha Shawki at, or visit Illinois State’s ADP website.