The presidential election is over. This isn't really news, but at least it's one thing that has been taken off our collective plate. The same can't be said for a still-sluggish economy, rising education costs or the fight against terrorism.
It's time to take stock of what the next four years have in store for America. The Blue Review at Boise State University has arranged an event where policy and media experts will moderate a discussion that seeks to answer the questions of whether America has changed, what challenges President Barack Obama faces in his second term, and if America's place in the world has shifted.
Most importantly, the panelists will try to hammer out where the United States goes from here.
The panel will include David Adler of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State; Justin Vaughn of the Boise State Department of Political Science; Dan Popkey, columnist for the Idaho Statesman; Boise Weekly News Editor George Prentice; and Molly Messick of StateImpact Idaho and Boise State Public Radio. It will be moderated by Blue Review Editor Nathaniel Hoffman.
Blue Review is run through the Boise State University College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs. It promotes popular scholarship in the public interest on topics such as the environment, cities, politics and the media.
The event is FREE and open to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Boise State Center on Main, located at 1020 Main St., Boise. Attendees can eat snacks and discuss bipartisanship until 7 p.m., when the moderated discussion begins.