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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Faculty Forum: Irene Cucina

Professor Irene Cucina has been teaching in the Department of Health and Human Performance since 1998. Prior to coming to Plymouth State, she had a rewarding career as a high school health and physical education teacher and coach in Newton, MA. Her commitment to students and learning has been recognized by her peers through a […]