Campus-Wide Ban on Tobacco to be Debated January 23

Banning smoking on the Syracuse University campus is the subject of the next Campbell Debate, a series on timely issues of public importance sponsored by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at SU’s Maxwell School.  The event will be held on Thursday, January 23, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Heroy Auditorium on the SU campus, is also available via live stream, with a reception immediately afterward.

Modeled after the Oxford Union debates, two panels will argue for each side, followed by counterpoints and audience questions and comments.  Cliff Douglas from the University of Michigan and Duane Ford, a current SU student and former vice president of the SU Student Association, will argue for the proposition.  New York State Senator John DeFrancisco and Alexandra Curtis, a current SU student and former president of the SU Student Association, will oppose it.  The format fosters a lively, informative exchange of ideas in a way not common to contemporary American political debates.

Parking is available in Irving Garage with limited parking in Q-1 parking lot. 01/17/14