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The Choice: 2016


Jennifer Lawless

Director, Women and Politics Institute, American University

Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to Politics?

Tuesday, September 20th - 6pm
The National Press Club, Washington DC

Brooke Gladstone

Host and Editor, On the Media, NPR

The 2016 Campaign: Is it the media's fault?

Monday, September 26th - 4pm
The Hintz Family Alumni Center

Pippa Norris

Director of Electoral Integrity Project, Harvard University and University of Sydney

Why American Elections Fail (And How to Fix Them)

Friday, September 30th - 4pm
233 HUB Robeson Center

The Electoral Integrity Project's research team is based at the University of Sydney and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  For more information please visit their website.

Democracy Roundtable

Deliberation and Bioethics Education: Developing Competence for Public Problem-Solving

Lisa M. Lee (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins), is the Executive Director of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Lee will address the Commission's new report: Bioethics for Every Generation: Deliberation and Education in Health, Science, and Technology. 

Monday, September 12, 10:30 a.m.
131 Sparks


David Karol

University of Maryland

Center for American Political Responsiveness presents: 
Parties, Activists, and Presidential Nominations: 2016 in Perspective

Friday, February 26th
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Foster Auditorium (102 Paterno Library)

David Karol teaches political science at the University of Maryland. He studies parties, interest groups, and American political development.

Reihan Salam

Executive Editor, National Review

Donald Trump and the Future of the GOP

Watch the discussion here!

Monday, February 29th
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Freeman Auditorium (HUB)

Reihan Salam is a conservative commentator, columnist, and author. He is the executive editor of National Review.

Mary E. Stuckey

Georgia State University

The 2016 Kenneth Burke Lecture:
The Art of Anger in U.S. Presidential Elections

Thursday, March 31st
4:30–6:00 p.m.
100 Life Sciences

Mary E. Stuckey is Professor of Communication at Georgia State University. She is the author of nine books on presidential rhetoric.

Democracy Roundtables

Matt Jordan

College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

Have Our Elections Turned into a Serial Reality Show?

Watch the Roundtable here!

Daneili Evans

Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, National Constitution Center

Can Citizen Juries Mitigate Ideological Polarization?

Wednesday, March 16th
4:00–5:30 p.m.
302 Pond

Chris Beem

McCourtney Institute for Democracy, The Pennsylvania State University

What is Democratic Humility and is it a Good Thing?

Wednesday, April 13th
4:00–5:30 p.m.
302 Pond

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