Biennial Conference: "Should America Promote Democracy Abroad?"
Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14th, 2012
Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party
A roundtable discussion featuring panelists John Macionis, professor of sociology; William Melick, professor of economics; Nancy Powers, visiting assistant professor of political science; Peter Rutkoff, professor of American studies; and Celso Villegas, visiting assistant professor of sociology. Moderated by Kathleen Tipler, CSAD Postdoctoral Fellow.
Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 2012, 7:00 pm
Community Theater Auditorium, Gund Gallery
State of the Union Watch Party
Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Protecting Civil Liberties in the War on Terrorism
A roundtable discussion featuring the following panelists:
Amos Guiora '79, Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah
Robert Strassfeld, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western University
David Tucker, Associate Professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School
Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Democracy and Local Politics in Knox County
A Panel featuring Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, Gambier Mayor Kirk Emmert, Knox County Commissioner Teresa Bemiller, and Knox County Democratic Party Chair Meg Galipault, discussed how democracy operates in a local rural context. Cosponsored by the Rural Life Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery
Reception following in Fischer Lobby, Gund Gallery
Constitution Day: Political Corruption and the American Constitution
With Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Harvard University
Mr. Lessig is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He is the author of a number of books, including his forthcoming Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It.
Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 2011, 7:30 pm
How to Get an Internship in Washington DC
The Center sponsored a panel of faculty & past interns including:
Pamela Camerra-Rowe, Political Science Professor and Department Chair
Tom Karako, Interim Director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy
Matthew Metz, Class of 2012, DC Intern last year
Garrett Fields, Class of 2012, DC Intern last year
Scott Layson, Director, Career Development Office
Thursday, Sept. 15th, 11:10 am to 12:00 pm
9/11 Ten Years Later: Personal Reflections
The Center sponsored a campus-wide commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A panel of discussants from across the Kenyon community provided some personal reflections on the event, as well as commented upon how the country has since changed, and encouraged a conversation of what this means today.
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
4:00 pm, Peirce Pub