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Virtual Roundtable on the 2020 US Election

Friday, November 13, 2020

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This virtual event is a cross-university collaboration and is intended for University students and faculty only. Please use only your University email to register. Register here to join the webinar, or tune in to the talk live at watson.brown.edu/live

What does the 2020 election teach us about the health of American democracy today? About its likely trajectory in the future? How would you rate the quality of the election itself, held in the middle of a global pandemic? To the extent that you were concerned about threats to the fairness of the vote, which of these threats materialized? Which did not? How do the dynamics of the election compare to past elections and other elections around the world?


Robert Blair, Brown University

Emily Clough, Northeastern University

Commentators on the Panel:

Gretchen Helmke, University of Rochester, Bright Line Watch

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt , Harvard University

Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, University of Chicago

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, Yale and UC Berkeley

Suzanne Mettler and Robert Lieberman, Cornell and Johns Hopkins

Election 2020