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PPU DEBATE - Should the Power of the Presidency Be Increased?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

133 S. 36th Street, Room 250 (Forum)
Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
Food Provided

Join the five caucuses of the Penn Political Union (PPU) for a debate on the resolution, "The power of the president should be increased."

The PPU is unique among debating societies in encouraging participants to make heartfelt cases for policies they believe in to a politically diverse group of fellow students. Members can join one of five caucuses that span the political spectrum: Progressive, Liberal, Centrist, Conservative, and Libertarian. They can then take active roles in formal debates on important policy problems. At a time of political polarization and social-media bubbles, it is an opportunity to hone and challenge one’s own opinions, as well as make friendships “across the aisle” and cultivate the practices of civil discourse.