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Yuen Lecture Series: Burning the House Down – A 2020 Election Eve-Reality Check

Thu. Oct 29, 2020
7:30 — 8:30 AM CDT

Virtual webinar
Registration required


The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex will host a discussion between CEG Director William Howell and Professor Terry M. Moe of Stanford University regarding their new book, Presidents, Populism and the Crisis of Democracy, which focuses on what needs to happen in America if democracy is to be preserved. They will not only discuss the need for the U.S. to accept the crisis for what it is, they’ll also delve into how it came about and what its current trajectory is likely to be. Professors Howell and Moe will explore what can be done to diffuse the populist threat through targeted reforms and policies. Will Donald Trump and populism continue to threaten democracy if elected in 2020 or will Joe Biden bring normalcy back to the presidency and keep our democratic house from burning to the ground.


Professor William G. Howell - Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics, Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago

Professor Terry M. Moe - William Bennett Munro Professor in Political Science- Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution- Professor, by courtesy, of Education, Stanford University

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