The Institute of Politics (IOP) and Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy are encouraging faculty and staff to use the video series, “Governing in Crisis: Preserving Democracy, the Rule of Law and American Values,” as part of their online educational offerings for the upcoming semester. The series launched in May with a goal of helping policymakers and interested citizens, whatever their political leanings, understand critical governance issues that have arisen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg, who is IOP chair and director of the Dick Thornburgh Forum, has interviewed six local and national subject matter experts on issues surrounding public health, the economy, the state of government and public institutions, criminal justice reform and systemic racism, among other topics.
Each video features links to a teaching guide as well as a “Learn and Do More” informational page that coincides with the lecture. The goal is to use the views of newsmakers addressing key issues such as former Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe on the organization’s financial crisis and voting by mail, or President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark on a fairer and less costly criminal justice system, to spark class discussions or supplement ongoing teachings related to these timely issues.
Upcoming speakers will be announced soon. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, visit the Thornburgh Forum website.