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Update, May 2018:  

We are now in the second phase of this project, focused on the repair and strengthening of American democracy. Leading thinkers –some of whom joined us last fall in Oberlin, along with new voices– will address this in a collection of essays to be published in January 2020.  Please look for events with selected authors in cities and college campuses in the spring of 2020 leading up to the party conventions. We will keep you updated on our progress and post essays here as well. Thank you for your interest and support!

Listen to selected sessions from the 2017 Oberlin conference:

Peter Wehner and Bill Ritter, Jr.

“Ideas and their Consequences”

November 16, 2017

​(audio only)

Part I - Peter Wehner and Bill Ritter, Jr.
00:00 / 00:00
Part II - Peter Wehner and Bill Ritter, Jr.
00:00 / 00:00
Jonathan Albright
Social Media and Democracy
Gar Alperovitz
The New Economy Movement and New Political Power
Akhil Reed Amar
Constitutional Roundtable
Carmen Twillie Ambar
President, Oberlin College
William J. Barber, II
Organizing Moral Politics 7 Days a Week
Ari Berman
Voting Rights
David Daley
Gerrymandering
Timothy Egan
The Election and Aftermath
Denise Fairchild
Democracy and Race in America
Anthony Flaccavento
Conversation with J.D. Vance
Pamela Karlan
Constitutional Roundtable
David Karpf
Social Media and Democracy
Stephen Kinzer
Militarism and Democracy
Robert Kuttner
Conversation with Jane Mayer
Jessica Tuchman Mathews
Militarism and Democracy
Jane Mayer
Dark Money and Democracy
Dan Moulthrop
Conference Moderator
Josiah Ober
How Democracies Succeed or Fail
David W. Orr
Host
Paul Pierson
2018 and Beyond
Jonathon Porritt
Election Commentary
John Powers
Continuing the Conversation
K. Sabeel Rahman
Diane Ravitch
Civic Education
Bill Ritter, Jr.
Continuing the Conversation
Ganesh Sitaraman
Constitutional Roundtable
Gus Speth
Stress Tests Ahead
Zeynep Tufekci
Social Media and Democracy
J.D. Vance
Democracy in the Red Zone
Peter Wehner
A New Kind of Conservatism
Terry Tempest Williams
Convocation: An Evening with Terry Tempest Williams
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SPEAKERS

This conference has now concluded. Information on upcoming events currently being planned will be posted here in 2019. Please check back then. Thank you.

PARTNERS

This conference has now concluded. Information on upcoming events currently being planned will be posted here in 2019. Please check back then. Thank you.
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