Events

Upcoming Events

Democracy Studies Brown Bags 
OSU democracy scholars share research and discussion at these monthly lunch time events, which take place on the fourth Wednesdays of the month. Topics will be announced.

Sept. 24, 2014  |  Noon |  Thompson Library Scholars Seminar Room (460)
Oct. 22, 2014  |  Noon |  Thompson Library Scholars Seminar Room (460)
Nov. 19, 2014  |  Noon |  Thompson Library Conference Room (204)
Dec. 10, 2014  |  Noon  |  Location TBA
Jan. 28, 2015  |  Noon  |  Location TBA
Feb. 25, 2015  |  Noon  |  Location TBA
Mar. 25, 2015  |  Noon  |  Location TBA
Apr. 22, 2015  |  Noon  |  Location TBA
May 27, 2015  |  Noon  |  Location TBA

Recent Events

The Commission on Political Reform’s National Conversation on American Unity
Oct. 15, 2013 | 1 to 4 p.m. | The Ohio State University Ohio Union (Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom) |
Agenda and More Information

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Commission on Political Reform (CPR) held its third in a series of National Conversations on American Unity in partnership with The Ohio State University and USA TODAY in Columbus.

CPR commissioners Secretary Dan Glickman, former Representative Charles Gonzalez and Karen Hughes joined former Ohio Governors Ted Strickland and Bob Taft, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, and others for a conversation on election reform moderated by USA TODAY‘s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.

The event convened current and former elected officials and election experts for a Town Hall meeting and panel discussion exploring issues related to elections such as redistricting, primary reform, and resolving disputed elections. With Ohio as the “center of it all” for electoral politics, there’s no better place to debate the pressing challenges to our electoral process.

Joining the Town Hall were Robert Bauer and Ben Ginsberg, co-chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, which focuses on promoting the efficient administration of elections in order to ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots without undue delay and to improve the experience of voters facing other obstacles in casting their ballots.

Fixing American Democracy: The Quandaries of Political Reform
Sept. 27, 2013 | 9 a.m. to Noon | OSU Thompson (Main) Library, Room 165
The Ohio State University offered interdisciplinary perspectives on a new book by Bruce Cain, Fixing American Democracy: The Quandaries of Political Reform. Co-sponsored by the Democracy Studies Program and the Mershon Center for International Studies. More on Agenda and Panelists.

Do Partisan Primaries Serve the Public Interest?
Sept. 26, 2013 | 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | OSU Thompson (Main) Library, Room 165
A COMPAS Conversation, co-sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center. More on Agenda and Discussion Participants.

See more on past events, including the Democracy Studies Speakers Series, in our archives.