One Big Question brings together the campus and broader community to engage in open, respectful, and civic dialogue on critical topics of the day.
Through invited speakers, faculty lectures, cultural performances, specially designed courses, and other events, this annual forum will promote a culture of intellectual inquiry, civic engagement, and respectful exchange of perspectives.
What's the Question? | 2019 - 2020 Academic Year
What Makes A Great President?
National defense, social and cultural tensions, immigration, economic crisis, health care, equality issues, internal divisions, environmental policy, and international relations — these are just some issues heads of state in all places at all times confront.
As the United States prepares for the 2020 election, Shenandoah University's College of Arts and Sciences will explore one big question, one that all voters ask each presidential election, "What makes a great president?"
Throughout the 2019 - 2020 academic year this series will explore how various leaders of democratic nations around the globe and at various points in history have addressed various matters, lessons to be learned in the present, and explore how leaders might approach various issues in the future.