On October 23, the DeWitt Wallace Center and the Sanford School joined with the Duke Divinity School and Duke DC to host “Profiles in Character: What Biography Reveals About the Presidential Candidates” at the Newseum in Washington DC. A video of the event is now available for viewing.
The panel discussion and Q& A with Duke alumni in DC, explored the personal side of the public contest for the presidency. The panel featured Michael Kirk, an award winning documentary filmmaker and producer of The Choice 2012, an in depth biographical examination of the candidates that broadcast Oct. 9 on FRONTLINE; Stanley Hauerwas, the Rowe Professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School, renowned for interdisciplinary exploration of narrative, ethics and political theory; and Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo, pastor of the Capitol Hill United Methodist Church and a graduate of Duke Divinity School. Philip Bennett, professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and managing editor of FRONTLINE, moderated.