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CSV Presents: Democracy in America

  • 27 Feb 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Morrison & Foerster, 755 Page Mill Rd A, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Democracy in America:
The Race to Super Tuesday

Panel Discussion | Q&A | Reception 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Palo Alto | 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 28, 2020 | Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) | 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 29, 2020 | Costa Mesa | 2:30–5:00 p.m.

Democracy in America: The Race to Super Tuesday – Political parties. Citizen participation in politics and civic life. Free and fair elections. The rule of law, the constitution, and individual rights. These concepts are important aspects of a democratic American society. What are the challenges to democracies? How will these ideals endure in the next decade and beyond? What is the impact of technology and media on society? Come hear from alumni and Cornell faculty experts.

Featured Speakers:

Alexandra E. Cirone, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Himan Brown Faculty Fellow, College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University
Mark Jackson '81, JD '85, Director of the First Amendment Clinic and Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Darry Sragow '66, Senior Counsel at Dentons US LLP; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Southern California and Publisher of the California Target Book


Palo Alto

Los Angeles

Costa Mesa


$25 general admission

$15 young alumni (2010–2019)

Questions: Contact Kate Van Dalsem

This event is supported by the West Coast Alumni Affairs team, the College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Law School.

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