Relive the Oberlin academic experience as President Ambar and seven celebrated faculty members present a multi-disciplinary lecture series that grapples with the urgency and complexity of the current state of our democracy and explores questions of common humanity, mutual accountability, and faith in democracy as the promise of equality.
Eight (8) recorded lectures will premiere Tuesdays this fall running from September 14 to November 2 leading to a live finale featuring faculty who taught the course, moderated by Associate Dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences, Laura Baudot.
Hear more about the lecture schedule, weekly content, and the professors who will be teaching the course from Associate Dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences, Laura Baudot.
HEALING DEMOCRACY LECTURE SCHEDULE
NOTE: You MUST REGISTER for each lecture individually:
Week 1: Tuesday, September 14 - 7 PM ET
Imperfect Union: Slavery, Settler Colonialism, and America’s White Republic
Renee Romano, Robert S. Danforth Professor of History, Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies
Week 2: Tuesday, September 21 - 7 PM ET
The Principles and Practices of America’s “Democratic” Elections
Michael Parkin, Erwin N. Griswold Professor of Politics
Week 3: Tuesday, September 28 - 7 PM ET
The Psychology of Partisan Politics
Cindy Frantz, Norman D. Henderson Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies
Week 4: Tuesday, October 5 - 7 PM ET
Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Democracy
Carmen Twillie Ambar, President
Week 5: Tuesday, October 12 - 7 PM ET
Is Politics America’s New Religion?
Cindy Chapman, Adelia A. F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Professor of Religion
Week 6: Tuesday, October 19 - 7 PM ET
Disparities in Global Health
Gunnar Kwakye, Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Week 7: Tuesday, October 26 - 7 PM ET
Poetic Language and Restoring Black Humanity
Chanda Feldman, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Week 8: Tuesday, November 2 - 7 PM ET
The Bondsman’s Unrequited Toil and a New Birth of Citizenship: Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations
Charles Peterson, Associate Professor of Africana Studies
LIVE FINALE: Tuesday, November 9 - 7 PM ET
Gather with fellow Obies for the live webinar to close out the Healing Democracy Lecture Series. Join Associate Dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences Laura Baudot and an expert faculty panel for the live Healing Democracy Lecture Series finale.
Panelists for the live webinar will be:
• Renee Romano, Robert S. Danforth Professor of History, Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies
• Michael Parkin, Erwin N. Griswold Professor of Politics
• Cindy Chapman, Adelia A. F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Professor of Religion
• Charles Peterson, Associate Professor of Africana Studies
For more information about the first iteration of Healing Democracy that was offered to admitted Class of 2025 students visit the Healing Democracy website.
Questions about Healing Democracy? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 440.775.8692, or via email at email@example.com.
Healing Democracy Image: Josh MacPhee '95, Untitled, 2017, color screenprint. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Gift of the Oberlin College Art Department, RC2017.2.1