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Breaking Polarization: The Promise and Perils of Election Reform

Breaking Polarization: The Promise and Perils of Election Reform

Americans concerned about hyper-partisanship are exploring electoral reform as a promising solution. These reforms would change how people run for office, vote and win. But election reforms can be hard to achieve, and some may be more effective than others.

Join the Libraries for a survey of the current reform landscape with Drexel Assistant Teaching Professor Jack Santucci and New America’s Lee Drutman.

This event is part of the Drexel Libraries' Countdown to Vote speaker series and Drexel Votes, which seek to encourage the entire Drexel University community to become registered voters, educated and engaged citizens, and active supporters of the candidate of their choice.

Zoom information will be provided to all registrants 24 hours in advance of the event. Contact Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw at svs22@drexel.edu with any questions.


About the Speakers

Jack Santucci is Assistant Teaching Professor of Politics at Drexel University, where he teaches courses in American politics and political institutions. His research focuses on party change and electoral reform in the United States, both historically and in the present day.

Lee Drutman is Senior Fellow at New America and author of "Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America" (Oxford University Press, 2020).

About Drexel Votes

Drexel Votes is a broad-based coalition of student organizations, schools, colleges and administrative offices committed to encouraging the entire Drexel University community – and particularly Drexel undergraduates -- to become registered voters, educated and engaged citizens, and active supporters of the candidate of their choice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 election will be unlike any other when it comes to how citizens vote. Drexel University is proud to support its community in navigating this uncharted territory with resources and reminders.

Date:
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Online
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw