Ohio Wesleyan’s Joan E. McLean Discusses 2nd Presidential Debate with Voice of Russia Radio Network

Joan E. McLean

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University politics and government professor Joan E. McLean, Ph.D., spoke with Rob Sachs, host of Voice of Russia Radio Network’s “The America Edition,” on Oct. 18 to share her analysis of the second presidential debate.

The interview, “Obama ‘Knew What Was at Stake’ In Second Debate Against Romney,” aired in Washington, D.C., and New York City, and is available online. McLean was joined in the discussion by Mark Rom, Ph.D., an associate professor of government at Georgetown University.

Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney met Oct. 16 in a town-hall-style debate on domestic and foreign policy issues moderated by Candy Crowley, CNN chief political correspondent.

The candidates will have their final debate before the Nov. 6 election when they discuss foreign policy . Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Democratic incumbent Barack Obama will participate Oct. 22 in a debate on foreign policy issues. The 90-minute debate will begin at 9 p.m. ET with Bob Schieffer, host of “Face the Nation” on CBS, serving as the moderator.

McLean, who joined the Ohio Wesleyan faculty in 1990, has worked on two presidential campaigns and also helped to shape Geraldine Ferraro’s nomination strategy and bid for the vice presidency in 1984.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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