Exploring American Extremism and Its Impact on Democracy: ODI Dialogue and Discussion Series on Diversity


February 8, 2021

3-4:00 p.m. EST

Extremist ideology is on the rise in the United States and poses a significant threat to our democracy. Please join us as we explore the history and current status of major extremist groups and their impact on society.


·     Townsand Price-Spratlen, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Ohio State


·     Ryan King, PhD, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio State

·     Thomas Nelson, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Ohio State

·     Preshuslee Thompson, MSW student, Training and Research Specialist, Kirwan Institute, Ohio State


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Series on Diversity offers Ohio State faculty, staff and students an opportunity to explore topics impacting diversity on Ohio State’s campus. This annual discussion series promotes excellence through diversity while enhancing the educational experience for the Ohio State community.

Need accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to Colby Taylor at taylor.972@osu.edu. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs. Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.


This event will be live captioned.


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