Democracy in the Balance

The webinar series “Democracy in the Balance” assessed the state of American democracy and evaluate prospects for its reform and renewal, based on the latest evidence and insights from political and social science. The series was co-sponsored by the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the American Democracy Collaborative and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. Our special issue in the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Democratic Vulnerabilities, can be found here. To watch all recorded events in sequence, please visit this playlist.

Recent events:

Frontiers of Democratic Reform

The conversation explored the practical steps that can be taken to guard against democratic backsliding in the United States and bolster the integrity of a functional national government. Topics of discussion will include election administration, political party reform, proportional representation, and civic organizing.

Moderated by Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, Columbia Journalism School

Panelists: Judd Choate, Colorado Division of Elections, Lee Drutman, New America, Hahrie Han, Johns Hopkins University, Larry Jacobs, University of Minnesota

Lessons from Democracies at Risk: A Global Perspective

Moderated by: Zack Beauchamp, Vox 

Panelists: Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University, Cas Mudde, University of Georgia, Ken Roberts, Cornell University

Democratic Vulnerability and Resilience in the United States

Moderated by E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post 

Panelists: Carol Anderson, Emory University, Frances Lee, Princeton University, Lilliana Mason, Johns Hopkins University