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Post-Election Debriefing: The Future of American Democracy (Democracy 20/20)

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Virtual Event

The 2020 presidential election tested the political system and pushed American democracy close to the brink. President Donald J. Trump and many of his supporters continue to claim that the election was beset with fraud.

This Democracy 20/20 panel will look back at a turbulent election cycle and consider how effectively the U.S. political system will weather historic challenges. Some key questions we'll discuss include:

  • Will the 2020 election ultimately show American democracy to be resilient, or will our political institutions and norms deteriorate toward authoritarianism?
  • How will the Biden presidency shape these trends?
  • What will this election mean for Congress, the states, the Republican and Democratic partiesand the future of American politics?

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Moderator:  Robert C. Lieberman is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. His most recent book is Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy (with Suzanne Mettler).

Panelists

Frances Lee is Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Her most recent book, coauthored with James M. Curry, is The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era.

Christopher S. Parker is the Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle. Parker is the author of Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent book is Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality, with Jacob S. Hacker.

Democracy 20/20: A webinar series sponsored by the American Democracy CollaborativeMario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs

Democracy 20/20 brings together historical and comparative experts to promote deeper understanding of the challenges these unsettling times pose for American democracy. Beginning in June 2020, the series continues through the 2020 election. The stakes for American democracy have never been higher—so please join us for these critical conversations.

Dial-In Information

Register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dUFahubITh6vsYWmm3ZS5w

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Eduardo Inigo Elias

Eduardo Inigo Elias left a positive review 12/5/2020

Excellent group of speakers and well cover. I came out with More questions on the future of democracy in a nation where the Republican Party is working for them and economic benefits rather than the people they represent. Democrats must work for all not just the urban elite