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Ohio Wesleyan to Host Panel Discussion on ‘Obama’s First 100 Days’
National Media, Political Science Experts to Discuss Domestic, International Politics

April 6, 2009

DELAWARE, OH – A panel of nationally renowned experts will discuss “Obama’s First 100 Days: U.S. Domestic and International Political Futures and Problems” in a lecture co-sponsored by the Ohio Wesleyan University Department of Politics and Government and The Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, April 17 in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. The audience will also be invited to participate in an open question and answer session.

Panel participants will include:

  • Tom Edsall, the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and political editor of the “Huffington Post.”
  • Gregg Jarrett, news anchor for Fox News Channel.
  • Scott Lilly, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for American Progress, a “progressive think-tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action.”
  • Irfan Nooruddin, assistant professor of political science at The Ohio State University and a 1996 OWU graduate.
  • Carl Pinkele, Ohio Wesleyan professor of politics and government.

During the conference, each panelist will speak for up to 15 minutes, make general comments based on the presentations, and respond to audience questions.

The discussion is part of the Barger Family Lecture Series, named in honor of Richards Barger, a former university trustee, his wife Ann, and their children, OWU graduates Catherine Barger Leibrich ’83, John Barger ’79, and James Barger ’78.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.