Political Scientists Andrew Downs and Nadia Brown Selected to Moderate Indiana Gubernatorial Debates

Political Scientists Andrew Downs and Nadia Brown Selected to Moderate Indiana Gubernatorial Debates

The Indiana Debate Commission has selected two political scientists to serve as moderators for its upcoming gubernatorial debates.

Debate 1: Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Featuring incumbent Governor Eric Holcomb (R), Dr. Woody Myers (D) and Donald Rainwater (L). The debate will be moderated by Andrew Downs, associate professor of political science at Purdue University Fort Wayne and director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.

Debate 2: Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

The moderator for this debate will be Nadia E. Brown, associate professor and University Faculty Scholar of political science and African American Studies at Purdue University.  Brown is the author of “Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making” and the lead editor of “Politics, Groups and Identities.”

Interested in learning more about how Professors Brown and Downs will approach moderation? You can read an interview with Professor Brown about her selection as debate moderator with the Lafayette Journal and Courier here. Professor Downs discussed his role as moderator with “Fort Wayne’s Morning News,” available here.

You can learn more about the debates and stream live here.

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