Columbia Grad School of Journalism Covers 2008 Service Nation Summit

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Welcome to Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's coverage of the 9/11/08 Obama-McCain Presidential Candidate's Forum on the Columbia University Campus.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Inside the Auditorium

Snippets of interviews by our man inside Greg Bocquet:

Kevin F. F. Quigley, Director of the Peace Corps:
"Young Americans today have a comparable inclination to service as those in the 60s, and I think they are going about it in a much smarter way."

"If you want to make an impact on the world, being at Columbia is a great start. I was here from 79 to 81 in the school for international affairs and the most significant experiences I had was the service work I did while I was in school here."

Jeffery Sachs - Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University:
"I think McCain sees things in a more militarized way, and that scares me."

"I think the whole question for us as a country is whether we will approach the world with a military mindset or a humanitarian one. We talk about this so little in our country, I wish we talked about it more."

"I hope the candidates don't see [volunteer service] as a substitute for a proper nationally funded development effort."

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