Events

  • For the first time in history, the two most powerful persons after the president are women. 100 years after women won the right to vote, Dr. Karen O'Connor discusses the impact that Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi play — practically as well as symbolically — in American politics.

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  • Our political institutions struggled with the contemporary developments before, during, and after the presidency of Donald Trump. Dr. Jeff Manza will explore these shortcomings of our difficult-to-change institutions and consider the possible solutions.

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  • How did the economy react to the onset of COVID-19? Join economist, professor, and author Dr. David Laibson for a deep dive on the pandemic's effect on the real and financial economies and the impact of the vaccines being used to combat it.

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  • The independence and legitimacy of the courts has been essential in the public's acceptance of their decisions regarding the 2020 election. In this webinar, Dr. Christine L. Nemacheck will consider the origins and continued importance of judicial independence in our democratic republic.

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  • The race to a viable vaccine has made history, in more ways than one. Join medical scientist, professor, and Pearson author, Dr. Lourdes Norman-McKay for a layman-friendly conversation on COVID-19 vaccines, how they work, and why they will likely forever change the way we vaccinate. 

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  • By winning the two Georgia Senate runoff elections in January, Democrats have a unified Democratic government for the first time in ten years. But, their majority is slim, and bi-partisan support may be necessary to pass big-ticket policy proposals. Join Dr. Joshua M. Ryan as he discusses the impact of the filibuster on lawmaking and the hurdles that the Senate must overcome.

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  • Distinguished presidential scholar Dr. George Edwards shares his view on a range of issues regarding the second impeachment of former President Trump. What is the basis of the impeachment? Can Congress convict a president who has left office? How supportive are Republicans for impeachment, and why do they hold these views?

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