His goal is to stress the importance of public education’s role in a democracy. Weisband says he hopes his students will be asking questions about different concepts, like hierarchy and polarity. The conversation begins at 7 p.m. and will be held over Zoom. To register, go to Binghamton University’s website. Now a Virginia Tech. professor, Edward Weisband says this will be an open conversation guided by his former students from 30 years ago. “Now that three decades have elapsed, the students would be interested, I think, in my take as it were today,” Weisband said. “Somehow embracing each other as friends, as colleagues, as teachers, as students.” VESTAL (WBNG) — A former Binghamton University political science professor will be having a virtual conversation about nationalism, collective identity, and the election.