presidential debates

  1. June 23, 2020

    U-M no longer hosting Oct. 15 presidential debate

    The University of Michigan will no longer host one of three presidential debates planned this fall in the run-up to the Nov. 3 general election, but related campus programming will continue.

  2. March 9, 2020

    U-M theme semester to explore topics of democracy

    U-M is launching the Democracy & Debate Theme Semester, a universitywide academic initiative that will coincide with the university’s preparations to host a presidential debate this fall. 

  3. January 27, 2020

    Debate Steering Committee will guide U-M’s hosting efforts

    Planning for the presidential debate that will be staged at U-M in October is well underway, with the Debate Steering Committee providing overall guidance for a long list of tasks and events being considered.

  4. January 27, 2020

    U-M Presidential Debate mission statement

    The University of Michigan, as one of three sites selected to host a presidential debate in the 2020 electoral season, seeks to inspire engagement in the democratic process.

  5. January 27, 2020

    2020 Presidential Debate Steering Committee

    The steering committee is charged with providing overall guidance for the presidential debate and related programs.

  6. January 27, 2020

    2020 Presidential Debate Core Team

    The core team is charged with planning and coordinating the many aspects of the Oct. 15, 2020, presidential debate, under the supervision of the Debate Steering Committee.

  7. December 13, 2019

    Faculty group to set academic agenda for 2020 presidential debate

    As U-M prepares to host a presidential debate next October, a new faculty advisory committee will begin to explore related academic and civic experiences to take place in the preceding months.

  8. November 21, 2019

    U-M to host ‘champions of democracy’ at debate symposium

    In conjunction with next fall’s presidential debate, U-M will welcome representatives from across the globe for a symposium on political candidate debates and other key democratic principles and practices.

  9. October 11, 2019

    U-M to host presidential debate next October

    The university has been selected to host a presidential debate on Oct. 15, 2020. It will take place at Crisler Center, and is one of three presidential debates scheduled to take place before next year’s general election.

  10. April 3, 2019

    U-M will make bid to host 2020 presidential debate

    U-M is exploring the possibility of hosting a presidential debate during the 2020 campaign. The university is one of six institutions or communities to submit a letter of interest to the Commission on Presidential Debates.