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Manchester faculty panel to assess Year 1 of the Trump administration

Bill signingNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Four Manchester University faculty panelists will lend their knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs to a special March program, “Assessing Year 1 of the Trump Administration.” 

This discussion will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. The panel will include Benson Onyeji, Tara Saunders, Elton Skendaj and Leonard Williams. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

The program will be a scholarly examination of the past year in public affairs, both domestic and international.  

Each panelist will speak for five minutes about the affairs and policies enacted by the administration. Saunders and Williams will provide domestic perspectives while Onyeji and Skendaj will offer foreign ones. 

Following the panel discussion there will be time for audience members to ask questions.

This discussion is part of the Values, Ideas and the Arts program at Manchester University, which offers cultural, intellectual and artistic enrichment to students. Part of the core curriculum at Manchester is learning how to engage in civil discourse while respecting higher principles of fairness and justice.


The panelists:

  • Dr. Onyeji is a professor of political science and director of the International Studies Program. 
  • Dr. Saunders is a visiting professor of history who specializes in American history.  
  • Dr. Skendaj is the Muir Associate Professor of Peace Studies.
  • Dr. Williams is dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences and a professor of political science. 

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

Press release prepared with assistance by Tiffany Byers, Strategic Communications student assistant.

February 2018