Spring 2015

 

February 5 - Who Has a Megaphone? Who Speaks in a Whisper?: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Why some constituencies in the United States have more influence over the political process than others and how it jeopardizes democratic equality.

March 9 - Convention, Culture, and Corruption: Democracy in Africa

The obstacles facing many African nations as they attempt to establish more democratic political systems.

April 7 - Is the United States a Democracy or an Oligarchy?

Does the American political system represent the interests of the economic elite at the expense of others and what reforms would give greater political voice to ordinary citizens?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. Lectures are presented in the Smith Recital Hall in the Silver Center for the Arts, unless otherwise noted.

For reservations or to arrange special accommodations, call (603) 535-ARTS.

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