Reunion Weekend Seminar: American Politics at an Angry Time: A Conversation about the State of the Union


Location: DeBartolo Hall, Room 138

Hosted by: Robert P. Schmuhl, Ph.D., ’70, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism; director, John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy

Panelists: Melinda Henneberger ’80, editor-in-chief,; John Sears ’60, Republican political strategist and attorney; and Terence Smith ’60, journalist.

With partisanship and polarization producing what’s been called the nation’s “second civil war,” what’s behind the anger and division within the body politic today? What can be done to reduce our democratic discontent? What role does the media play in shaping the contemporary political environment?