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Virtual Roundtable on the 2020 US Election

Friday, November 13, 2020

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Watch on Watson's YouTube Channel.

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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, Democratic Erosion Consortium

Emily Clough, Northeastern University

Commentators on the Panel:

Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, University of Chicago

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, Yale University and UC Berkeley

Gretchen Helmke, University of Rochester, Bright Line Watch

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University

Suzanne Mettler and Robert Lieberman, Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University

Election 2020