"Who Decides? Democracy and Divide"
The Illinois Humanities Council presents...
Who Decides? Democracy and Divide
Thursday, January 27, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W Jackson Blvd
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made online, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 312.422.5580.
Join us as we consider some important questions surrounding the state of our public discourse. If ideological segregation and polarized discussion characterizes the current state of affairs, what does this mean for representative democracy and for our ability to make difficult decisions together? What is the role and responsibility of the mainstream media, and social media in our public discourse?
· Danielle Allen, Ph.D. - UPS Foundation Professor, Institute for Advanced Study; author - Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education and Why Plato Wrote
· Wayne E. Baker, Ph.D. - University of Michigan, Robert P.Thome Professor of Management and Organizations; Professor of Sociology; Professor of Organizational Studies, LSA & Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research; author - America's Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception and Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11
· Bill Bishop - Co-author, The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart; co-editor of The Daily Yonder, a web-based publication covering rural America.
· Brendan Nyhan, Ph.D. - Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan; former Co-Editor of Spinsanity
· Pete Peterson - Executive Director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
· Ralph Cintron, Ph.D. - Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago (moderator)
Who Decides? Democracy and Divide is presented in partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC).
***The Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC) maintains a "business casual" dress code-- i.e. no jeans/denim;
a collared shirt and slacks/skirt are required of all guests.***
The (Un)Common Good is sponsored by the The Boeing Company, with additional travel support provided by Southwest Airlines.
WBEZ 91.5 is the media sponsor.
Series partners are American Bar Association, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.
This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Views and opinions expressed by individual panelists, scholars, and artists in The (Un)Common Good do not necessarily state or reflect those of partner organizations in the series, the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, or the Illinois General Assembly.
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