Panel Discussion // Religion, Politics, and the 2016 Election


Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Religion, Politics, and the 2016 Election

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

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

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

This program is part of an ongoing program series presented by Penn’s Jewish Studies Program and NMAJH 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 the Katz Center and the National Constitution Center; and sponsored by the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Family Foundation.

Event Location: 
Presented by the National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
$8 admission; free for PennCard holders and members of NMAJH and the National Constitution Center
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Event Date and Time: 
September 29, 2016 7:00pm