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The Future of American Democracy: A Symposium Honoring President Krislov’s Decade of Service

April 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

How is the health of our democracy affected by issues such as income inequality, the rise of the alt-right, erosion in the public’s belief in our electoral process and the media, and the disproportionate role that wealth plays in U.S. politics compared to other democracies?

The future of American Democracy will be explored via these and other questions in this symposium honoring outgoing Oberlin President Marvin Krislov.


4-4:30 p.m. — Reception with President Krislov, keynote speaker and panelists.

4:30-5 p.m. — Keynote Address by Jim Margolis ’78, political consultant and communications executive based in Washington, DC. Margolis served as an advisor to President Obama in 2008 and 2012. He is partner at GMMB, Inc., a strategic communications firm and advertising agency.

5-6 p.m. — Faculty Panel Discussion with Q&A. Panelists include Assistant Professor of Politics Jenny Garcia, Professor Politics Eve Sandberg, and Professor of Economics Hirsch Kasper. Associate Professor of Politics Michael Parkin will moderate.


April 19, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Finney Chapel
90 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074 United States
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