McCain and Obama representatives will debate presidential foreign policy positions, hosted by the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley

Hyde Park, NY -- Representatives of the McCain and Obama campaigns will debate the candidates’ foreign policy positions on Tuesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m, at the Henry A. Wallace Educational and Visitors Center of the FDR Presidential Home and Library, 4097 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park. The event will be free and open to the public, and hosted by the non-partisan World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Representing Senator John McCain will be Edward F. Cox, New York State Chairman of the McCain campaign.  Jeh Charles Johnson, a member of Senator Barack Obama's national finance committee and an advisor on national security and international law issues, will represent Senator Obama. The debate will be moderated by Joel Diemond, a Professor Emeritus at Dutchess Community College.

"The next president will need to address a huge foreign policy agenda including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, climate change, energy, nuclear proliferation, trade, human rights, and immigration as well as relations with countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America," said Jim Olson, of the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley. "This debate will enable Mid-Hudson Valley residents to learn more about these issues and to pose questions to representatives of the two major presidential candidates."

The World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, a non-partisan forum for citizen participation in world affairs, has as its mission stimulating interest in a better understanding of world affairs and raising public awareness of the issues that unite and divide nations, peoples, and major faith communities.

CONTACT:  Jim Olson, World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, (845) 437-5376

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, October 1, 2008