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Democracy 20/20: The Protests and U.S. Democracy

Highlights: Democracy 20/20 Webinar (June 26, 2020)

The Protests and U.S. Democracy

Protests against police violence and racial inequality have spread across the United States, attracting large crowds not only in major cities, but also in smaller cities and towns. The demonstrations place racial justice and civil rights at the center of political debate heading into the November 2020 elections. Three experts on U.S. politics analyze the protests and their implications for U.S. democracy.

Moderator: Kenneth Roberts, Government, Cornell University

Panelists: Megan Ming Francis, Political Science, University of Washington; Daniel Gillion, Platt Presidential Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Lara Putnam, History, University of Pittsburgh

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The Democracy 20/20 series is cosponsored by the American Democracy Collaborative, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University.