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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Student Spotlight: Mae Williams ’14G A Twenty-first-century Preservationist

When Mae Williams ’14G enrolled in the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program in the fall of 2012, she was drawn to the strength of a program in which, she says, “The professors are not academics locked away amidst a pile of books, but are actually out in the field on a daily basis, […]