Briefing Room


Political reform, primaries focus of two events

September 19, 2013 | Events

The Ohio State University will be an epicenter for election law and political reform discussions this fall, starting with two events next week.

From 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, the university and the Bipartisan Policy Center are teaming up to present “Do Partisan Primaries Serve the Public Interest?” A COMPAS Conversation, it will include an interdisciplinary discussion with panelists from Ohio State, Stanford University, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Public Policy Institute of California, and more.

Then, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 27, the Democracy Studies Program and the Mershon Center for International Studies present perspectives on a new book by Bruce Cain, Fixing American Democracy: The Quandaries of Political Reform.

For more information or to register for the events, visit the Democracy Studies Program website.

Both of these events are leading up to the third in a series of National Conversations on American Unity on Oct. 15 at Ohio State. Former Governor of Ohio Ted Strickland and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted are among those participating in a conversation on election reform from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union, Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom. Read more here, and join the conversation and submit questions on Twitter @BPC_Bipartisan.