Justice, Democracy, and the 2020 Election
During the fall of 2020, this series hosted by the democracy program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation will tackle major developments around the election as they unfold, focusing on the democratic process itself, rather than the horse race, and featuring conversations with leading practitioners in the field.
Justice and Democracy During Pandemic
COVID-19 has thrown into disarray an already tumultuous election cycle in the U.S., put a pause on mass protests around the world, and deepened preexisting inequities in society. All of this has changed the democracy and civic engagement landscape in previously unimaginable ways. The Democratic Governance Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center, led by Archon Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, convened experts, practitioners and academics, for a discussion series during the summer of 2020 to explore the novel challenges that the pandemic poses for justice and democracy. Each event illuminated promising ideas and new work that not only meets the unique challenges posed by the pandemic but sets in place the foundations for deeper democracy and greater justice in the aftermath of COVID-19.
All events are hosted virtually and recordings are availble for past events.