Terry Madonna, Franklin & Marshall College, Center for Politics & Public Affairs Director
Topic: A campaign update from the swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida, and a discussion of key issues in battleground states across the nation. Last week, President Obama made a two-day “Betting on America” bus tour through Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
From Toledo, Ohio: Tom Troy, Toledo Blade Politics Writer
Topic: A campaign update from Ohio. President Obama made a campaign swing through Ohio last week.
On the Phone: William March, Tampa Tribune Senior Political Writer
Topic: Discuss key activities in Florida between the Obama and Romney campaigns.
Maximo Torero, Int’l Food Policy Research Institute, Markets, Trade & Institutions Div. Director
Topic: As much of the U.S. continues to be blanketed by intense heat, a look at how the high temperatures & droughts in the Midwest will impact the food prices not only in the U.S., but also across the globe.
Stephen Tankel, American University Assistant Professor and Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace South Asia Program Non-Resident Scholar
Topic: A look at the future on U.S.-Pakistan relations following Pakistan’s decision last week to reopen its border crossings to U.S. and NATO military transit into Afghanistan. Pakistan’s decision followed an apology by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for an airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in a November, 2011 U.S. airstrike.