Hiram College

The Garfield Institute for Public Leadership will host its first seminar of the academic year on Oct. 9, 2012, with a panel of speakers discussing Partisanship and the Future of American Democracy.

The seminar will begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.

Panelists include William A. Galston, Ezra Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies Program of The Brookings Institution, former policy adviser to President Clinton and expert on domestic policy, political campaigns and elections; and Thomas E. Mann, W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, former director of governmental studies at Brookings and former executive director of the American Political Science Association. John Koritansky, professor of political science at Hiram and chair of the Garfield Institute, will moderate the panel.

The purpose of the seminars is to bring to the campus persons whose own responsible leadership enables them to help clarify issues of public policy and provide opportunities for students to network and interact with these external experts. Each seminar topic is researched by a group of four to five Garfield Scholars. The research is then shared with the larger group of scholars, compiled and will be presented along with a critique of the seminar to the Advisory Council in May.

Hiram College gratefully recognizes Trustee William J. Recker for his generous sponsorship of the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership.

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