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Where Do We Go From Here? Finding Anti-Racist Common Ground After 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Watch on Watson's YouTube channel.

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For many, the results of the 2020 Presidential election is perceived as a battle over opposing values that will result in the election determining which set of values will be victorious. But will the election end the conflicts and polarization that has been stoked? Equally if not more likely is the solidification of the recent emboldening of racial hate groups and the normalization of racist rhetoric from the highest levels of public office. No matter who has won, what happens now that this pandora’s box has been opened? What impact might this have on the political landscape, on communities around the country, and on our national psyche? This discussion reflects on these questions among others and attempts to imagine what we can do to manage and possibly repair the country’s battered racial fabric.

Commentators on the panel will include:

Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science

Ainsley LeSure, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

Laura López-Sanders, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Melvin Rogers, Associate Professor of Political Science

Tricia Rose, Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

Margaret Weir, Wilson Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science


Edward Steinfeld, Howard R. Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Dean's Professor of China Studies, professor in the Department of Political Science, and director of the China Initiative

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