Robert Spitzer, a distinguished service professor and chair of the Political Science Department at SUNY Cortland, will review the accomplishments to date of U.S. President Barack Obama, on Thursday, Feb. 4, at SUNY Cortland.
Spitzer, a frequent political commentator and author of books on American politics, will discuss “Obama After One Year: Is the Honeymoon Over?” from 8-9 a.m. in SUNY Cortland’s Park Center Hall of Fame Room. Refreshments will be served at 7:45 a.m. A question-and-answer period will follow Spitzer’s presentation.
Sponsored by the President’s Office and the College’s Center for Educational Exchange (CEE), the Community Roundtable is free and open to the public.
“The election of Barack Obama represented the greatest electoral victory for a Democratic president since 1964,” said Spitzer. “Yet the realities of governance proved far more difficult than his campaign juggernaut suggested.”
Spitzer will address why the president has had so much difficulty in advancing his agenda, especially since his party also controls Congress. He will offer his opinion on Obama’s prospects to actually achieve during his term in office what he promised Americans in 2008.
For more information, contact the CEE at (607) 753-4214 or visit www.cortland.edu/cee.