Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UIS faculty to take part in two public Inauguration Day panel discussions

Six faculty members from the University of Illinois Springfield will take part in two public Inauguration Day panel discussions on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Democracy and Donuts II Panel Discussion at UIS 

Democracy and Donuts II, will be held at the UIS Public Affairs Center Food Emporium from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This event is intended to provide an opportunity to reflect on the democratic process with a specific focus on the time period between the election and the inauguration. The event will feature four panelists, each with a different area of expertise in topics related to the impending inauguration.

Panelists include Heather Dell, UIS associate professor of women and gender studies; Ali Nizamuddin, UIS associate professor of political science; Jae Sik Ha, UIS assistant professor of communication; and Dalitso Sulamoyo, CEO of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies.

Inauguration Day Panel Discussion at Innovate Springfield

An Inauguration Day panel discussion hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield and the Springfield Art Association will take place at Innovate Springfield, located at 15 Old State Capitol Plaza in downtown Springfield, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The unprecedented events of Election 2016 have shaken longstanding assumptions about American politics and left many people with questions. On Inauguration Day, a panel of scholars will be on hand at Innovate Springfield to answer them.

The panel will include Devin Hunter, UIS assistant professor of history; Ken Owen, UIS assistant professor of history; Christian McWhirter, research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and Christopher Schnell, consulting historian at the Springfield Art Association.

The public is invited to attend this free event. Street parking is available.

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