The Campbell Institute Presents:

A Public Debate on the New York State Casino Referendum

October 16, 7:00-8:30 in the Maxwell Auditorium

The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University announces the next installment of The Campbell Debates, a debate series on timely issues of public importance.

Employing a style adapted from the Oxford Union debates, each Campbell Debate will allow a gathered audience to consider a question of national, regional or local significance.  Two panels comprised of thought leaders will argue for each side, followed by counterpoints and audience questions and comments.  At the conclusion of the debate, the audience will vote on the proposition by walking out one of two doors.  The format aims to showcase a lively, informative exchange of ideas on controversial issues in a way not common to contemporary American political debates.

WHAT: The Campbell Debate
PROPOSITION:  This Assembly Supports the State Casino Referendum
WHEN: October 16th, 2013, 7 – 8:30 p.m., reception following
WHERE: Maxwell Hall Auditorium, Syracuse University

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE:
• Marc A. Baez, Citizens for NYS Gaming, Inc.; economic development and management consultant; owner of Baez Associates
• Ken Pokalsky, Vice President of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

FOR THE NEGATIVE:
• David Blankenhorn, President, Institute for American Values; author of Fatherless America and The Future of Marriage
• Dr. Stephen Q. Shafer, Chair, Coalition Against Gambling in New York; former Clinical Professor of Neurology, Harlem Hospital Center