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A Candid Conversation on the Future of Democracy

January 19, 2023


How resilient is U.S. democracy to historic challenges and how can trust in American democracy be (re)built? In this public webinar, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, and New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way discussed the state of democracy in the United States now and ways to protect it. The conversation was moderated by Thad Kousser, Professor, Department of Political Science, and Co-Director, Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research at UC San Diego; and Emilie Hafner-Burton, Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, and Co-Director, Future of Democracy Initiative, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

If you missed the event live, watch this video of the roundtable:


  • Professor Thad Kousser, UC San Diego and the Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research
  • Professor Emilie Hafner-Burton, School of Global Policy and Strategy and the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation


Thumbnail credit: Ted Eytan