Ohio State professor to discuss the health of democracy at Marquette Forum, Sept. 28

September 25, 2018

MILWAUKEE — An associate professor of political science at Ohio State University will give a keynote presentation during a Marquette Forum event on Friday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Eisenberg Reading Room in Sensenbrenner Hall, 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Dr. Michael A. Neblo, who also is director of the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability at Ohio State, will discuss "Politics with the People," addressing concerns about the health of representative democracy around the world. He will discuss worries about resurgent nationalism as well as accusations of "democratic deficits" against technocrats.

Neblo will present realistic reform proposals based on his research into what ails democratic politics in the United States.

Registration for the keynote is available.

About the Marquette Forum
This academic year, Marquette is holding events focused on civic dialogue and the state of democracies across the world centered around the theme "Democracy in Troubled Times." The forum, which is in its third year, aims to engage students, faculty, staff and the communities making up greater Milwaukee in conversations surrounding questions of democracy. More information can be found at www.marquette.edu/forum.