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Democracy 101 Lecture Series

Basic lessons from Fredonia professors to help us understand today’s news.

The Democracy 101 lecture series consists of informal talks by Fredonia faculty, who provide contexts and explanation about topics in the news, followed by an open discussion.

Lectures take place on Tuesdays in the Garden at Reed, in the back of Reed Library. Times may vary due to faculty teaching schedules.

These discussions are free and open to the public; all are invited to attend. Light refreshments are provided.

Upcoming Lectures

Why is healthcare so hard?

Presented by Dr. Ted Lee, Biology
October 24, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ted Lee is a professor in the Biology Department and chair of the Health Professions Advising Committee. In the past few years he has visited the Netherlands, Great Britain and Honduras to learn more about their health care systems.

Polling and the 2016 Presidential Election: What Went Wrong?

Presented by Dr. Richard Jankowski, Politics and International Affairs
November 7 – time TBD

Information and Digital Literacy in a Democratic Society

Presented by Dr. Michael Scialdone, Computer & Information Sciences
November 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

If you are a faculty member and would like to present a Democracy 101 lecture, please fill out the topic submission form.

Democracy 101 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.

All In Campus Democracy Challenge

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The Democracy 101 lecture series is presented by Reed Library and the Professional Development Center as part of Fredonia's All In Campus Democracy Challenge.

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