Democracy Matters: Diversity, polarization, and racial injustice
Tuesday, October 20
LONGER EVENT: 12:30 -2:20 pm
The webinar is open to everyone, including Stanford community members and the general public. The webinar will not be livestreamed. Please register for the Zoom webinar.
Panelists for October 20:
--Host: Debra Satz, Dean of H&S
--Richard Banks (law). Race, inequality and the law
--Richard Ford (law). Why Civil Rights Laws Haven’t Worked
--Allyson Hobbs (history). The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Power of Protest
Diversity and polarization:
--James Fishkin (communication). Bridging political divide.
--Hazel Markus (Psychology). Inclusion in diverse societies
Should the U.S. close its border to immigrants? What are the ramifications of income inequality? How has COVID-19 changed life as we know it? Why are Americans so politically polarized? How can we address racial injustice?
As the 2020 election approaches, faculty members from across Stanford will explore and examine some of the biggest challenges facing society today. Each week will be dedicated to a different topic, ranging from health care and the economy to racial injustice and challenges to democracy.
Faculty with expertise in philosophy, economics, law, political science, psychology, medicine, history, and more will come together for lively conversations about the issues not only shaping this election season but also the nation and world at large.
There will also be Q&A following the initial discussion.