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Wednesday, November 15 
The Road to 2016

1:00 p.m.

conference registration opens

6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

7:30 p.m.

Michael Fitzpatrick, musical keynote

David Orr, Welcome and opening remarks

Dan Moulthrop, Introduction

7:45 p.m.

Timothy Egan, The Election and Aftermath

8:30 p.m.

commentary by Jane Mayer and Jonathon Porritt

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Thursday, November 16
The Constitution of Democracy

8:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Carmen Twillie Ambar, Welcome

David Orr and Dan Moulthrop, Opening Remarks

10:45 a.m.


12:00 p.m.

lunch provided

1:30 p.m.

Josiah Ober, How Democracies Succeed or Fail

2:00 p.m.

Denise Fairchild, Democracy and Race in America

2:20 p.m.

Gar Alperovitz, The New Economy Movement and New Political Power

3:00 p.m.

Audience Discussion

3:30 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Akhil Reed Amar, Pamela Karlan, Ganesh Sitaraman, Constitutional Roundtable

moderated by Gus Speth

5:00 p.m.

dinner on your own

7:30 p.m.

Michael Fitzpatrick, musical keynote

Peter Wehner and Bill Ritter, Jr., Ideas and their Consequences

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Friday, November 17
Political Realities and Possibilities

8:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

J.D. Vance, Democracy in the Red Zone - Apollo Theatre, 19 E. College St. 

10:00 a.m.

Joined in conversation with Anthony Flaccavento

11:15 a.m.

Jonathan Alter, Thomas Edsall, Vien Truong,

Media Roundtable moderated by Michael Duffy

12:15 p.m.

Barry Lynn and Sabeel Rahman, Open Markets

lunch included during program

1:15 p.m.

Ari Berman and David Daley, Voting Rights and Gerrymandering

2:00 p.m.

Josh Silver, Commentary

2:15 p.m.

Stephen Kinzer and Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Militarism & Democracy

3:00 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

David Karpf, Zeynep Tufekci, and Jonathan Albright, Democracy & Social Media

4:15 p.m.

Rev. William J. Barber, Organizing Moral Politics 7 Days a Week

5:00 p.m.

Bill Ritter, Jr. and John Powers, Continuing the Conversation 

David Orr, closing thoughts

Michael Fitzpatrick, Invocation of the Earth

5:30 p.m.

dinner on your own 

7:30 p.m.

Oberlin Convocation: Terry Tempest Williams - Finney Chapel, 90 N. Professor St.

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