Reunions

Alumni College 2020

Alumni College Speakers

Deborah Baumgold ’71

Professor Emerita of Political Science, University of Oregon

Who Governs? The Relationship Between Votes and Seats
Thursday, June 11, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Deborah Baumgold attended Reed from 1967–70, and received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1971. She received her M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1980) from Princeton University. She is the editor-in-chief of Hobbes Studies, an international journal, and recently edited the Three-Text Edition of Thomas Hobbes’s Political Theory: The Elements of Law, De Cive and Leviathan. She harbors a subterranean interest in voting processes.

Derek Bradley ’06

Policy Director to Portland City Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty

Governance After Elections  
Friday, June 12, 9–10:30 a.m.

Derek Bradley received his B.A. from Reed College in 2006 and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark College in 2016.

Lorne Craner ’82

Former President of the International Republican Institute

How Existing Democracies Influence Emerging Ones 
Friday, June 12, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Khristina Haddad ’92

Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Political Science Department, Moravian College

Political Theory Writing Workshop: Answering the Big Questions for the Sake of a More Critical and Proactive Approach to Contemporary Politics
Wednesday, June 10, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Khristina Haddad received her B.A from Reed College in 1992, her M.A. from McGill University in 1994, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2003. As a normative political theorist, Khristina is interested in the question of action in an individual and a collective sense. What should I do? What should we do? How should we shape a shared world? These are fundamental questions for her teaching and scholarship. Khristina teaches students how to engage in reflective learning practices and pursue political theory creatively in the systematic construction of new political visions.

Megan Keating ’17

Senior Strategist, Winning Mark Political Consulting and Media Firm

Campaigning in the Digital Age
Thursday, June 11, 4:15–5:45 p.m.

Megan Keating received her B.A. from Reed College in 2017. As a Senior Strategist at Winning Mark, Megan has developed and executed digital media plans for state-wide ballot measures and candidate races across the West. She helps progressive campaigns communicate and turn out voters by leveraging data-driven targeting, strategic messaging, and digital ad creative.

Christine Lewis ’07

Portland Metro Counselor, District 2 

Governance After Elections  
Friday, June 12, 9–10:30 a.m.

Christine Lewis received her B.A. from Reed College in 2007.

Paul Manson ’01

Research Director, Early Voting Information Center (EVIC)

Voting Access
Thursday, June 11, 3–4 p.m.

Paul Manson received his B.A. from Reed College in 2001 and his M.A. (2010) and Ph.D. (2016) from Portland State University.

Peter Miller ’06

Researcher, The Brennan Center

Redistricting
Thursday, June 11, 1:15–2:45 p.m.

Peter Miller received his B.A. from Reed College in 2006 and his M.A. (2010) and Ph.D. (2013) from University of California, Irvine.

Ali Nouri ’97

President, Federation of American Scientists

Governance After Elections  
Friday, June 12, 9–10:30 a.m. 

Ali Nouri received his B.A. from Reed College in 1997 and his Ph.D from Princeton University in 2006.

Padraig Riley 

Visiting Associate Professor of History and Humanities, Reed College

A Historical Evaluation of Democracy
Wednesday, June 10, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Padraig Riley received his B.A (1999), M.A. (2001), and Ph.D (2007) from University of California, Berkeley.

Vasiliy V. Safin ’07

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Reed College

Choice Making in Elections
Thursday, June 11, 9:15–10:15 a.m.

Vasiliy Safin received his B.A. from Reed College in 2007, his M.S. from New York City Community College in 2010, and his M.A. (2013) and Ph.D (2018) from State University New York, Stonybrook. Vasiliy is a cognitive psychologist with an interest in decision-making and behavioral economics. His present research on self-control and altruism seeks to better understand how people value delayed rewards and rewards to others. Vasiliy is both fascinated and concerned by common biases in human judgment.

Mark Wiener ’78

Consultant, Winning Mark Political Consulting and Media Firm

Campaigning in the Digital Age
Thursday, June 11, 4:15–5:45 p.m.

With over 35 years of experience at every level and with every part of government and politics, he’s the Mark of Winning Mark. He has extensive experience in shaping strategy, stories and messaging for elected officials, government agencies, unions, advocacy organizations and businesses on subjects including transportation, public services, child abuse, libraries, criminal justice, consumer protection, human rights, economic equity issues and open space, livability and environmental protection. He has expanded that work into the international sphere, helping democratic movements in both Eastern Europe and Asia.

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