Maria Balinska, Co-CEO and editor of The Conversation U.S. Edition and author of the critically acclaimed book, The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread (Yale University Press, 2009) will be the featured speaker for a Friends of the Oberlin College Libraries public talk.
She will speak on "The Academy's Role in Evidence-based Journalism and Civic Discourse."
The Conversation U.S. articles were read more than 76 million times in 2017, in every state in the country. Her talk will highlight the need for high quality, evidence-based journalism and the vital role academic experts can play in the public arena.