A Conversation with the Honorable Former Congressman Dan Lipinski on October 9, 2023


Join us for A Conversation with the Honorable Dan Lipinski on Democracy, Polarization, and Bipartisanship at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL! This in-person event will delve into the pressing issues of our time, with a focus on the challenges facing democracy, the impact of polarization, and the importance of bipartisanship. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking discussion with the Honorable Dan Lipinski, as we explore ways to bridge divides and strengthen our democratic foundations. Mark your calendars and join us for an enlightening evening!

Register for the event HERE.

Democracy & Polarization Summit, OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2023

This exciting summit, co-hosted with the University of Illinois Springfield, will bring together scholars, students, observers, and participants in American government to discuss the state of democracy in the present-day United States. Attendees will explore the current state of polarization, including topics such as causes and consequences of polarization; whether the polarization is a top-down or bottom-up phenomenon or both; historical contrasts, and lessons from the past; and how (if) it can be moderated, or, indeed, if the focus on dangers and costs of polarization obscures concomitant benefits.

Speakers for the event and a full agenda can be found at the registration link

Register for the event HERE.

For more information, contact Alyssa Cooper, IGPA Senior Coordinator at acoope7@illinois.edu