Q&A with Tilghman: Inside the Presidential Debates

Oct 28 2016
By Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications; B. Rose Kelly, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Wednesday's face-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump marked the third and final presidential debate of the 2016 campaign. Those debates, which gave tens of millions of Americans the opportunity to see the top two candidates discuss key campaign topics, were organized and conducted by the independent, nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).

Shirley M. Tilghman, president of the University, emeritus, and professor of molecular biology and public affairs, is a member of the CPD, which also organized this year's vice-presidential debate. She answered questions about the commission, the debates and how they serve voters. Full Story