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CSUB’s Kegley Institute of Ethics to Host a Panel on Reflections of the Presidential Election

The Kegley Institute of Ethics (KIE) at California State University, Bakersfield will present a panel discussion to discuss the presidential race and its aftermath. The panel entitled, “How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? Reflections on the Presidential Election”, will be held on Monday, December 5 at 6 p.m. in the CSUB Student Union Multi-Purpose Room.

The panel discussion will feature panelists: Dr. Ivy Cargile, CSUB Political Science Assistant Professor; Dr. Douglas Dodd, CSUB History Professor; Steven Mayer of The Bakersfield Californian; and Louis Medina from the Kern County Human Relations Commission. David Womack, Executive Director, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Kern County, and Christopher Meyers, KIE’s Director, will co-moderate.

CSUB professors will offer insight into the election: Cargile will discuss how the election came together and give us a primer on the separation of powers – i.e., what a president can and cannot do alone – while Dodd will provide an overview of similar places the United States has been in the nation’s history and how it progressed through them. From the local newspaper, Mayer will address how news media and other information dissemination services failed in this election and what needs to be done differently in the future. Medina will discuss the nature of bigotry – what it is and what can be done to counter it.

Womack and Meyers will use an interactive format that allows audience members to provide direct electronic feedback on several opening and closing questions.

Like all KIE events, this panel discussion is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support from Kern Schools Federal Credit Union and a partnership between Kaiser Permanente and San Joaquin Community Hospital. Parking will be free after 5:30 p.m. in Lots K1, K2, J and M. Like all KIE events, For additional information, please visit, or call (661) 654-6263.

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