Dr. Christopher Pizzino will be presenting a short lecture on the modern importance of a liberal arts education.
About Dr. Piozzino:
Assistant Professor, PhD Rutgers University 2008, specializes in Contemporary American Literature. His teaching and research interests include comics and graphic narratives, science fiction and theory of the novel. He has published essays on Cormac McCarthy, Frank Miller and Slavoj Zizek, and is currently working on a book entitled Arrested Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature.
- Obama vs.Cameron
- Bush vs. Blair
- Reagan vs. Thatcher
Phi Kappa is going old school with a good ol’ Tea Party debate—and we’re not talking about Michelle Bachmann’s government injections! No, this week we will be debating whether the Parliamentary System or the Presidential System is better. Bring your tea kettles and hot dogs because we’ll be debating it up like it’s 1812.
Br. Wheeler will be presenting the resolution, “Be It Hereby Resolved: The Parliamentary System Is More Effective than the Presidential System.”
Br. McDuff will be negating.
By “Parliamentary System”, I am referring to a system of government in which the ministers of the executive branch get their democratic legitimacy from the legislature and are accountable to that body, such that the executive and legislative branches are intertwined.
By “More Effective than” I mean that the first option mentioned operates in way that achieves… intended results more often than the latter
By “Presidential System” I am referring to a system of government in which the Executive Branch is independently elected by the people, and is separate from the other two branches of government.