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Upcoming Talks

The Democracy 101 lecture series is held on Tuesdays in the Garden at Reed Library area, in the back of the Library. For more information on these talks, or to register to attend, see the Professional Development Center’s website.

The Democracy 101 series has finished for the spring semester. The PDC plans to resume it in the fall.


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Related Articles – Lecturer Recommendations

What Is a Journalist's Responsibility to the Truth? (April 25)
Elmer Ploetz, Department of Communication

From Burma to Buffalo
Jerry Zremski and Derek Gee — The Buffalo News, October 16 - December 21, 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? Bjorn Nittmo?
Tim Graham — The Buffalo News, September 1, 2016


Why Do We Need an EPA? (April 18)
Dr. David Kinkela, Department of History

Popular press articles:

How the U.S. Protects the Environment, From Nixon to Trump
Robinson Meyer — The Atlantic, March 29, 2017

What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts
Hiroko Tabuchi — The New York Times, April 10, 2017

I Ran George W. Bush’s EPA—and Trump’s Cuts to the Agency Would Endanger Lives
Christine Todd Whitman — The Atlantic, March 31, 2017

Scholarly articles:

Rome, Adam. "'Give Earth a Chance': The Environmental Movement and the Sixties." The Journal of American History 90, no. 2 (2003): 525-54.

Turner, James Morton. "'The Specter of Environmentalism': Wilderness, Environmental Politics, and the Evolution of the New Right." The Journal of American History 96, no. 1 (2009): 123-48.

Wagner, Wendy E. "A Place for Agency Expertise: Reconciling Agency Expertise with Presidential Power." Columbia Law Review 115, no. 7 (2015): 2019-69.


For further reading, see the "Additional Articles" tab above.

Book Collection

The Democracy 101 Collection is now available in Reed Library, just inside the Library's main entrance. You'll find fiction, nonfiction, and DVDs on a number of topics related to democracy and the Democracy 101 lecture series.

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