Dear International Strategic Management Executives: This year, we have in the United States of America one of the MOST COSEQUENTIAL Presidential Elections not just for the United States but also for the world … . This coming Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 9 PM EST, we have in the United Stated of America the 2nd Presidential Debate at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. between: . The President of the United States: Donald J. Trump from the Republican Party and former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden from the Democrat Party. . Given the relevance of this event for the outcomes of the US Presidential election, and the impact that it will have in business, the world, and on all of us, it is extremely important we are on top and first hand well informed about the topics and positions of each candidate even if you are not US citizen and therefore elegible to vote. . For this reason, I am granting you with the possibility to EARN 5% Final Extra Points in this class if you watch and develop the following Learning Assignment about the US 2nd Presidential Debate Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 9 PM EST. . Please analyze, discuss, and respond in great detail …: . During this 2020 Presidential Election in the United States of America: . * What issues are most important to you and your friends, parents, family members? * How closely have you been following this election? * What have you noticed so far? . During – after watching the US 2nd Presidential Debate Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 9 PM EST: . * What are 5–6 words or phrases that describe your thoughts and feelings about the debate? . * Given the issue(s) that is(are) most important to you, how would you rate each candidate’s position on that issue(s)? . * What issue(s) do you think needed more exploration? . * If you could ask a question of the candidates (that wasn’t asked) what would the question be and based on your knowledge of the candidates, how do you think they might respond? . * From which exchange did you learn the most? What was the issue? What did you learn? . * What was the most contentious or interesting part of the debate and why? . * What was a memorable moment in the debate and why? . * After watching the debate, what candidate most impressed you and why? . * Did the debate make you feel hopeful or fearful about the future of the United States of America and the world? Please explain. . * Do you think the debate focused more on personality and character than on substantive issues and topics? In what ways is this positive and negative? . expect high caliber responses with top analyses and interesting insights and discussions Kristen Welker, moderator of the Oct. 22, 2020 presidential debate, has selected the topics for that debate. Subject to possible changes because of news developments, the topics are as follows, not necessarily to be brought up in this order: Fighting COVID-19 American Families Race in America Climate Change National Security Leadership The debate will be held on Thursday, October 22 at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. The debate will start at 9:00 p.m. ET and run for 90 minutes without commercial interruption.