Pre-election night: the threat to U.S. democratic legitimacy

Gepubliceerd op 29 oktober 2020

Our second lecture this academic year will be held on Monday, 2nd of November 2020. Given the current situation, the evening will of course be held online. From 18:30h until 19:45h, we will be able to welcome you to our interactive Blackboard Collaborate session with Samantha Koreman!

During the lecture and subsequent Q&A, Ms. Koreman will be speaking on the 2020 US Election and Treats to U.S. Democratic Legitimacy. What makes the 2020 U.S. Election different? What is this election cycle revealing about the problems facing U.S. democratic legitimacy? These and many more questions will be discussed on the evening of the 3rd. All participants are strongly encouraged to come up with their own questions and ask them during the event.

Samantha Koreman is a PhD student in Political Theory and American Politics at the University of Virginia. In June 2020, she graduated with honors from Dartmouth College with a double major in Government and Philosophy. Her research interests fall squarely in the realm of non-ideal theory and include political authority, democratic legitimacy, and equal freedom. Sam assisted with the editing of Dr. Susan Brison and Dr. Katharine Gelber’s Free Speech in the Digital Age and later spent time as a research intern for the Cato Institute where she focused on the relationship between First Amendment policy, the Internet, and content moderation. Outside of political theory, Ms. Koreman is interested in how archival research can be used to evaluate policy implementation.

Attendance is free of charge but sign-up is required. You can sign up here.

We hope to see you all there!