Vicente Fox and Nigel Farage will debate at upcoming UCCS event

March 20, 2018

Rachel Librach

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Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit movement will be come to UCCS on April 3 to participate in the moderated debate: “Nationalism vs. Globalism”.

Tom Rogan, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, will moderate this event, according to UCCS Comminique. The debate will take place in the Shockley-Zalabak Theater in the Ent Center at 5:30 pm. Tickets will be free for UCCS students, $20 for faculty and staff and $40 for the general public.

This “Nationalism vs. Globalism” event is brought to UCCS by The Steamboat Institute, an organization that hosts events designed to provoke intelligent, civil and educational opportunities.

According to the Institute’s flyer for this event, their mission is to “provide students – and all who attend – with the opportunity to learn about critical issues through reasoned and respectful debate. (They) believe this is the most effective way to reach students with diverse ideologies and to help them learn how to think – not what to think.”

The Communique article quotes Josh Dunn, director of the UCCS center for the study of government and the individual, explaining how this event is a tremendous opportunity for the UCCS community as well as the Colorado Springs area.

“Our campus and community members will have a rare chance to learn from these two individuals about a controversy that is cutting across traditional political divisions around the globe,” Dunn said to Communique.

For more information on this event or to preorder tickets, visit the UCCS Presents website or contact them at 255-3232.