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Campbell Debate - Increasing taxes on the wealthy

The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University presents The Campbell Debates, a debate series on timely issues of public importance with a fresh, provocative format.
This is a first in a series of debates employing a style adapted from the Oxford Union debates.  Two panels: one for and one against the proposition present their case before the audience.  At the conclusion of the debate, the audience is asked to vote on whether or not to accept the proposition.  This debate's proposition is, "Increasing taxes on the wealthy."   The panel for the inaugural debate:

Leonard Burman, Moynihan Chair of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School; former director of the Tax Policy Center.
Jennifer Hamlin-Navias, United Church of Christ and Unitarian-Universalist minister, Associate Minister of Religious Education at May Memorial Unitarian-Universalist Church.
Eliot Spitzer, former Governor and Attorney General of the State of New York.

John DeFrancisco, New York State Senator for the 50th District and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Kevin Hassett, Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and columnist for the National Review; former Senior Economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Deborah Warner, Vice President for Public Policy, CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity.



The program was taped on April 26, 2012 at the Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum in Syracuse. 

Grant Reeher is Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and a professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also creator, host and program director of “The Campbell Conversations” on WRVO, a weekly regional public affairs program featuring extended in-depth interviews with regional and national writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals.