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LWVBN Events

Thursday, September 6 - 10:00 a.m. to noon

Great Decisions: U.S. Global Engagement and the Military

Joan Sillman has volunteered to facilitate our sixth Great Decisions topic: "The global power balance is rapidly evolving leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role if its military. Some argue for an ‘America first’ paradigm with a large military to ensure security, while others call for a more assertive posture overseas. Some advocate for a restoration of American multilateral leadership and a strengthened role for diplomacy. Still others envision a restrained U.S. role, involving a more limited military. How does the military function in today's international order, and how might it be balanced with diplomatic and foreign assistance capabilities?” Lots to ponder.

More about Great Decisions.

LWVBN League Office, 1272 Delaware, Avenue, Buffalo 14209

Monday, October 1 - 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Our Damaged Democracy: Can We Fix It?

Panelists and their presentations
James E. Campbell, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science, SUNY University at Buffalo, on polarization in American political life, plus the role and impact of the president
Jamie P. Pimlott, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, Niagara University, on the role of Congress, plus women in politics or the lack thereof
Peter Yacobucci, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, SUNY Buffalo State, on the role of the Supreme Court, current issues, plus ideas for conflict resolution

Join us for what is certain to be a lively discussion, inspired by Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act, the recent book by Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Refreshments will be served.Free and open to the public RSVP by Wednesday, September 26. Make reservations online at lwvbn.org or call the League office at 716-986-4898.

The TR Site is easily reached via public transportation. Parking is free in the lot behind the building accessible from Delaware Avenue or Franklin Street, between Allen and North Streets. Note: Franklin Street is one-way northbound.

Special thanks to our co-sponsors: The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Community Events

Thursday, September 6 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Meet the Candidates

Meet the candidates for statewide, county, and local government offices. Hosted by NAN Buffalo-Niagara Chapter. The League of Women Voters will conduct voter registration at the event.

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY