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F653 Fall 2021 Challenges to our Democracy

Course number : F653 Fall 2021   
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F653   Challenges to our Democracy
Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, Sept. 23–Nov. 4
Seven sessions

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?

Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

NA - Online

MultipleInstructor :
1.John Villanueva2.Heather Dudley3.Stephen Quick4.Richard Craig
5.Tom Manteuffel6.Cynthia Lum7.Richard Rubenstein 

Class Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/23/2021 - 11/4/2021 Weekly - Thu 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM N/A - Online Richard Rubenstein  ; Cynthia Lum  ; Tom Manteuffel  ; Richard Craig  ; Stephen Quick  ; Heather Dudley  ; John Villanueva 

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