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Polarization & American Democracy with Dr. Didi Kuo

Event Details

Sun, March 25, 2018
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Swarthmore College's Science Center, Room 101 - Chang Hou Lecture Hall
Whittier Place near Elm Avenue (DuPont Parking Lot), Swarthmore PA 19081
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No charge
Barney Adler, '68

Stanford alumni, parents, and friends are invited to a
Lecture by Stanford faculty member Dr. Didi Kuo on
Polarization & Parties: The State of American Democracy
followed by a discussion with expert commentators

Schedule on March 25
           12:30 – 1:00 PM – Welcoming reception
           1:00 – 3:00 PM – Dr. Kuo’s lecture and expert commentary
           3:00 – 4:00 PM – Reception with beverages and hors d’oeuvres

No charge, but please register now because seating capacity is limited.  If there are no openings and you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Michael Borish, JD '77 at    

Dr. Kuo will address the following paradox at the heart of American politics: while polarization has been on the rise for decades, trust in parties has declined. Citizens with party attachments are unwilling to compromise across party lines, yet more and more voters refuse to identify with either party. This talk will examine how parties lost the faith of voters while also creating a polarized political climate, as well as the consequences of these trends, including policy gridlock and an untenable “us-versus-them” rhetoric in politics.

Event Activities

Polarization & American Democracy with Dr. Didi Kuo
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

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