Can Democracy Survive in the U.S.? Jamelle Bouie and Corey Robin in Conversation, Moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

6:30 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

Open to the Public

Headshots of Corey Robin, Jamelle Bouie & Katrina vanden Heuvel
Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required


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As America becomes even more polarized in the aftermath of Trump’s presidency, two leading commentators discuss the past and future of our threatened democracy. What are the constitutional and historical roots of our current crisis? Can our democratic institutions withstand the forces at play? Jamelle Bouie, columnist for The New York Times Opinion section, joins in conversation with Corey Robin, distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and author, most recently, of The Enigma of Clarence Thomas. Moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher and editorial director of The Nation.

Presented with the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.

Part of the Promise and Perils of Democracy Project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

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