May 10


1:00 pm

2:00 pm





University of Illinois-Chicago’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs, American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, and American Political Science Association present a virtual program on “The Crisis in American Democracy,” A dynamic discussion on the present state and future of American democracy.

The endangered state of American democracy is the dominant theme of Democracy’s Rebirth: The View From Chicago. Political scientist Dick Simpson argues the problems we face are a complex, multi-faceted, and inter-tangled web of political, social, and economic challenges. Panelists will offer their perspective on specific crises and challenges including income and racial inequality, money in politics, polarization, non-participation, corruption, and structural problems, as well as discuss the ways to create a more participatory and deliberative democracy.

Featuring Dick Simpson, University of Illinois at Chicago Political Science Professor & author of Democracy’s Rebirth: The View From Chicago

Moderator: Scott Simon, National Public Radio, Weekend Edition Host

Panelists: Angelique Power, President & CEO, The Skillman Foundation; Elizabeth C. Matto, Dir., Center for Youth Political Participation, the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University

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