The State of Democracy: Jan. 22, 2022 (Feat. Carol Anderson)Historians in the News
tags: democracy, voting rights, Lectures, Seminars, Virtual events
January 20, 2022 at 12 pm ET
A virtual summit proudly presented in collaboration with Aspen Digital and Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Debates about election procedures and voting rights continue to heat up at the local and national levels. Meanwhile, mis- and disinformation threaten the understanding and interpretation of a wide range of vital issues, from the pandemic to the economy. Among this instability, most Americans feel that the very institution of democracy is under threat. One year after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, 92Y’s second annual State of Democracy Summit—co-presented with Aspen Digital—will explore the most important questions facing the country right now, with a special focus on technology’s impact on democracy and new approaches to civic engagement, journalism, politics and policy.
How Divided are We Really?
Carol Anderson, Ellen Fitzpatrick, David Greenberg, Carolyn Lukensmeyer
As America becomes increasingly defined by record levels of polarization, we’ll explore how history has shaped this moment and if there are parallels from the past that can inform a path forward in the future.