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American Politics Speaker Series

A seminar series bringing together scholars researching today’s most important questions around democracy and politics in the U.S.

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The United States is at a crossroads.

In today’s drastically polarized society, how can Americans continue to connect with each other in productive and meaningful ways? What are the causes and consequences of our nation’s historic levels of partisan polarization? Just how far can democratic backsliding go before we reach a point of no return?

The American Politics Speaker Series (APSS) brings together scholars who are researching and addressing these and other important questions. Hosted jointly with the Center for American Political Studies and chaired by Professors Benjamin Schneer and Justin de Benedictis-Kessner, each session highlights a scholar whose research is at the forefront of the study of American politics.

APSS hosts events in both the fall and spring academic semesters. Any upcoming seminars will be listed below.