Black voters and the upcoming 2008 election topic of global studies forum

Black voters and the upcoming 2008 election topic of global studies forum
January 28, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Global Studies Forum at Benedictine University will present “Who Owns the Black Vote?” featuring a panel of distinguished African-American educators at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 in the Krasa Center Rooms A, B and C. Panelists will include: Christina R. Rivers, Ph.D., professor of Political Science at DePaul University; Philip C. Aka, professor of Political Science at Chicago State University; Renee L. Robinson, J.D., candidate for Circuit Court Judge in Kane County: and Christopher E. Manning, Ph.D., professor of History at Loyola University. “The black vote will be critical in this election, particularly in the Democratic primaries as Hillary Clinton, whose husband enjoyed widespread support among the black electorate, and Barack Obama vie for the party’s nod,” said Vince Gaddis, Ph.D., professor of History at Benedictine University. The Global Studies major at Benedictine University combines the school’s unique cultural heritage sequence with courses from a number of disciplines to provide students with an understanding of the forces that are shaping the world and prepare them to act as responsible citizens in the 21st century. For more information about the Global Studies Forum, contact Tonia Rucker at (630) 829-6250.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.