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Healing Democracy Lecture Series

Return to the Oberlin classroom with Healing Democracy. Tune in weekly as we premiere eight faculty-guided lectures leading up to a live finale in November. Schedule and registration information below.

Healing Democracy Lecture Series

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.

WATCH THE HEALING DEMOCRACY INTRODUCTION

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

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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

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Week 3: Tuesday, September 28 - 7 PM ET
The Psychology of Partisan Politics
Cindy Frantz, Norman D. Henderson Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies

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Week 4: Tuesday, October 5 - 7 PM ET
Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Democracy
Carmen Twillie Ambar, President

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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

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Week 6: Tuesday, October 19 - 7 PM ET
Disparities in Global Health
Gunnar Kwakye, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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Week 7: Tuesday, October 26 - 7 PM ET
Poetic Language and Restoring Black Humanity
Chanda Feldman, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

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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

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Stay tuned for more information about the LIVE FINALE featuring select faculty who taught the course.

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 alumni@oberlin.edu.

Healing Democracy Image: Josh MacPhee '95, Untitled, 2017, color screenprint. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Gift of the Oberlin College Art Department, RC2017.2.1

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