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Academic Convocation: "We Hold These Truths"

September 12, 2007

Be part of the conversation on democracy—its past, present and future, in the United States and abroad-- Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the 5th floor reading room of the Dimond Library as UNH launches the 2007-2008 University Dialogue Series.

Provost and Executive Vice President Bruce Mallory will serve as moderator. University Dialogue authors include:

Marla Brettschneider, “Who Wins When the Majority Rules”? (department of political science and Women’s Studies; coordinator, Queer Studies)

David R. Hiley, “Democratic Education” (department of philosophy)

David Kaye, “Kill the Messenger! Why the Living Arts Reflect the True State of a Democracy”(department of theatre and dance)

Alynna J. Lyon, “Can Democracy Create World Peace? Democratic Peace Theory: Misguided Policy or Panacea?” (department of political science)

Mary Malone, “Can the United States Export Democracy?” (department of political science)

Sharyn J. Potter, “In a Democracy are Some Citizens More Important than Others?” (department of sociology)

John W. Seavey and Robert J. McGrath, Rights and Health: Democracy’s Dilemma in the United States (department of health management and policy)

Nick Smith, Democracy and Capitalism: Oil and Water? (department of philosophy)

R. Scott Smith, “What is Democracy, and is it “The One?” (department of languages, literatures, and cultures)

Jeannie Sowers, “Why is Democracy Elusive in the Middle East?”(department of political science)

Vanessa Urch Druskat, “Your Most Important Role in Democracy: Thinking for Yourself” (department of management)

Following the Academic Convocation, the entire university and area community are invited to a campus picnic and activities fair from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thompson Hall Lawn.

For more information go to www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/discovery/dialogue/index.html.

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