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Posted on October 17th, 2022 in Events by eengels

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The 2022 L. Keith Bulen Symposium on American Politics  – Full Schedule

The Program:

9:00 a.m. Welcome

Dr. Tamela Eitle – Dean and Professor Sociology. IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

9:10-10:30 a.m. Women in Politics Panel

Karla Lopez-Owens, Director of Community Outreach at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office

RaeVen Ridgell, Executive Director of Indiana Black Legislative Caucus

Whitley Yates, Director of Diversity & Engagement, Indiana Republican State Committee

Sarah Work, JD Candidate ’25, IU McKinney School of Law

Moderator: Dr. Margie Ferguson, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


10:30 -12 p.m. State Lobbyist Panel

Kelli Waggoner, Managing Partner, KWK Management Group

Amy Levander, Chair of Krieg DeVault’s Governmental Affairs and Public Advocacy Practice

Mike O’Brien, President at 1816 Public Affairs Group, LLC

Michael Solari, President, Market Street Group, Inc.

Moderator: Erin Engels, J.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science


12:00 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Keynote Speaker

Councillor Vop Osili, President of the Indianapolis City-County Council and District 11 Representative


2 p.m. State Parties Panel

Indiana Republican Party Official

Indiana Democratic Party Official

Moderator: Bill Blomquist, Professor Emeritus of Political Science