Religion, Politics, and the 2016 Election

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
National Museum of American Jewish History (Corner of 5th and Market Streets—entrance on Market Street)

The relationship between religion and public life is a complex issue, particularly apparent in this fraught presidential election year. A distinguished panel will tackle this timely subject, exploring the intersections between religion and politics in American life. Light reception to follow.

Speakers include:

•    John J. DiIulio, Jr., Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society, Faculty Director and Co-Chair of the Director's Advisory Group, Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania; Former Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

•    Jane Eisner, Editor-In-Chief, The Jewish Daily Forward

•    John Lapinski, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Director, NBC News Elections Unit

•    Dick Polman (moderator), National Political Columnist, NewsWorks/WHYY and Writer in Residence, University of Pennsylvania

•    Melissa Wilde, Associate Professor of Sociology, Undergraduate Chair of the Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania

$8/Free for NMAJH and NCC Members and PennCard holders

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This program is part of an ongoing program series presented by Penn’s Jewish Studies Program and the Museum that seeks to explore and draw between key themes of the American Jewish experience and broader dimensions of American history and culture. In partnership with Penn’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the National Constitution Center and sponsored by the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Family Foundation. 

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