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Three SNF-Supported, Upcoming Virtual Events

November 20, 2020

NEW YORK – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) continues to support fascinating discussions through virtual events. Among the events coming up is an across-the-aisle discussion of the 2020 election hosted by Johns Hopkins SNF Agora Institute and the Social Science Research Council on Wednesday, December 2, 2:30-4:30 PM EST.

The discussion, titled The 2020 Election and Its Aftereffects: Results, Reflections, and Reimagining a Path Forward, will explore what the U.S. presidential election tells us about the durability of American democracy.

A month after Election Day, the event brings together scholarly and public thinkers from across the ideological spectrum to provide interpretations of the election’s results, reflections on the transition of power, and ideas for what paths forward the major parties could take to restore a sense of common stake in our country’s future. The discussion will not only consider who won and why, but will also explore the deeper meaning for democracy in the United States and around the world.

Panel 1: What Happened and Why, 2:30 PM EST, is an empirically grounded discussion with scholars from the left and right.

Panelists:

  •    David Brady, Davies Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution;Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science, Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  •    Lee Drutman, Senior Fellow in the Political Reform Program, New America
  •    Frances Lee, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs and Associate Chair in the Department of Politics, Princeton University.
  •    Douglas Rivers, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; and President and CEO of YouGov/Polimetrix

Moderator:

  •    Hahrie Han, Professor of Political Science and Inaugural Director of the SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Panel 2: The Path Forward, 3:30 PM EST, is a discussion of implications for U.S. democracy covering polarization, race relations, policymaking, and the state of our political institutions.

Panelists:

  •    Morris P. Fiorina, Wendt Family Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  •    Yuval Levin, Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies; Beth and Ravenel Curry Chair in Public Policy; and Editor in Chief of National Affairs, American Enterprise Institute
  •    Rashawn Ray, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution; Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research, University of Maryland, College Park
  •    Nancy Rosenblum, Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government emerita, Harvard University

Moderator:

  •    Deborah Yashar, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

On Thursday, December 3, 6:30-9 PM EST, Theater of War Productions presents Antigone in Ferguson: CUNY, translated and directed by Bryan Doerries with music composed by Phil Woodmore.

The groundbreaking project fuses dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles’ Antigone with live choral music performed by a diverse choir, from St. Louis, Missouri and New York City culminating in powerful, healing discussions about racialized violence, police brutality, systemic oppression, gender-based violence, health inequality, and social justice.

The project was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO, and premiered at Normandy High School, Michael Brown’s alma mater, in September of 2016, and has since toured the country and the world.

In light of the uprising and protests catalyzed by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson, and many others; and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on black and brown communities, Antigone in Ferguson aims to generate dialogue, consciousness, compassion, outrage, understanding, and positive action at this critical moment. This special presentation of Antigone in Ferguson on Zoom will foreground the perspectives of people in Baltimore, Maryland whose lives have been impacted by police brutality, community violence, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

This free event is hosted by Macaulay Honors College, CUNY, Barrett Honors College, the Justice and Equity Honors Network, and ASU, and is open to the public.

The event Zoom link will be distributed and available to registered attendees starting two days prior to the event.

More information is available on Eventbrite, search: Antigone in Ferguson: CUNY.

On Saturday, December 5, 10 AM-12 PM PST, the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture presents Tassos Sakellaropoulos, Head of Historical Archives, and Maria Dimitriadou, Historical Archives, in a discussion on “1821, Before and After: Narrating and Curating 100 Years of Greek History,” via Zoom.

More information is available online: https://hellenic.ucla.edu/event/tassos-sakellaropoulos-head-of-historical-archives-and-maria-dimitriadou-historical-archives-1821-before-and-after-narrating-and-curating-100-years-of-greek-history/.

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