Event Type

AHA Online, History Behind the Headlines, Webinar/Virtual Event

AHA Topics

Graduate Education, K–12 Education, Teaching & Learning, Undergraduate Education

Event Description

In preparation for the first 2020 presidential debates on September 29, this panel offered a historical examination of debates for the nation’s highest office and connects these historical precedents with the current contest.


  • Chair: Joanne B. Freeman (Yale Univ.)
  • Kathryn Cramer Brownell (Purdue Univ.)
  • Peniel E. Joseph (Univ. of Texas-Austin)
  • Newton N. Minow (Commission on Presidential Debates)