This Saturday, May 3, The Wesleyan Chapter of the Roosevelt Institution is hosting a conference called “Making Democracy Work”. The goal of the conference is to use the tenets of democracy—discussion, dissent and debate—to foster dialogue about the health of our democracy.The day will begin in PAC 001 at 11:30 with breakfast and a panel framing the functions and failures of American Democracy. The panelists include Eyal Rabinovitch, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Melanye Price, Assistant Professor of Government, and David Stein (’06), PhD candidate in African American and American Studies at Yale University.
Next, at 1:30 in PAC 421 and PAC 422 student leaders from WesPrep and Traverse Square will lead breakout sessions about how Wesleyan students “make democracy work” in their daily lives. Lunch will be served.
The keynote address will be given by Richard L. Berke, Assistant Managing Editor for News from The New York Times. Mr. Berke is being brought to Wesleyan in conjunction with The New York Times Readership Program, and his talk is entitled “The Role of Media in Society”. President Roth will host a reception in his honor following the talk in Crowell.
Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: PAC and Crowell