FIRST NATIONAL DEBATE ON LOWERING THE LEGAL DRINKING AGE- College Presidents, Experts, Authors and Associations on the Elite Panel-

WHAT: Manhattanville College hosts the first national debate convened to consider the proposition that it is time to rethink the legal drinking age.

The elite panel will openly discuss the legal drinking age and explore whether or not it should be lowered to 18 years old. The debate is convened by the Amethyst Initiative, which supports informed and unimpeded debate about the current drinking age.

Moderated by Richard Berman, President of Manhattanville College, the debate consists of a presentation from both sides of the panel and the opportunity for each panelist to ask one question to their opponent. The debate will end with a Q & A section from the audience.

Admission is free

WHO: Panelists Include: ·

James C. Fell, Director, Traffic Safety and Enforcement Programs, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation·

Adrian K. Lund, Ph.D., President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Highway Loss Data Institute·

Alex Koroknay-Palicz, Executive Director, National Youth Rights Association·

John McCardell, founder of the Amethyst Initiative, former President of Middlebury College·

Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J. D., author of Addiction-Proof Your Child: A Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol and Other Dependencies·

Mel Riddile, Ed.D., National Center for High School Leadership, National Association of Secondary School Principals·

William Rorabaugh, Ph.D., author and President, Alcohol and Drugs History Society

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Manhattanville College

2900 Purchase St.

Purchase, NY 10577

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