Written by Stephen Bates
Based on a meeting convened by
Clifford M. Sloan
Based on a conference held on February 19, 1993
Cosponsored with the Joan Shorenstein Barone Center
on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
Institutionalizing Presidential Debates
Making Room for Third Parties
Involving Citizens Between Elections
For Further Reading
About the Conference Convener
In February 1993, Clifford M. Sloan convened a conference cosponsored by The Annenberg Washington Program and the Joan Shorenstein Barone Center at Harvard University to examine the current status and potential future of presidential debates. Sloan is a partner in the law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt where his law practice emphasis is Supreme Court and appellate litigation. Sloan has previously served as Assistant to the Solicitor General, Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel (Iran-Contra), Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and Executive Assistant to Congressman Sidney R. Yates (D-IL). In 1986, he directed the Presidential Debates Project of the Twentieth Century Fund and Harvard University's Institute of Politics, and in 1987, he co-authored For Great Debates (with Newton N. Minow) (Twentieth Century Fund, 1987). Sloan is an alumnus of Harvard University and Harvard Law School.
Copyright 1993 by The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University
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Stephen Bates, The Future of Presidential Debates (Washington, D.C.: The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University, 1993).
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