F653 Challenges to our Democracy
Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, Sept. 23–Nov. 4
Coordinators: Lillian Brooks, Terri Feldmayer, Camille Hodges, Gloria Loew, Bonnie Nelson, Peg O'Brien
January 6, 2021 was a day like no other in America. We watched a mob ransack our Capitol and threaten one of the foundations of our Constitution, the peaceful transfer of power after a presidential election. Our Constitution prevailed; Congress met just hours later to certify a new president. Yet crises will continue to challenge the fabric of our society, including our economy, safety, the justice system, and social infrastructures. How will we withstand these challenges and move forward to become the “more perfect union” our founding fathers envisioned?
- Sept. 23: Historical Overview of Our Challenges
- Sept. 30: The Intense Polarization of American Politics
- Oct. 7: Economy and Democracy: Persisting Tensions
- Oct. 14: Internal and External Threats
- Oct. 21: Cybersecurity and Democracy
- Oct 28: Policing Mob Violence, and Protests: Differences and Challenges
- Nov. 4: Media: Friend or Foe?