Professor Amel Ahmed, associate professor-University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give a keynote talk: “How Should We Fight for Democracy? Political Engagement in a Time of Democratic Contention” March 31.

The current moment of political upheaval in the United States has brought with it intense polarization and democratic contention, marked by lack of agreement on the rules of the game and a weakening of shared understandings of democratic principles. Drawing on research on democratic politics in contexts as varied as the Weimar Republic, Tahrir Square, and the United States founding, Ahmed argues that the key to navigating these tumultuous democratic moments is to fight for a vision and not for a side.

12-1 p.m. Fri., March 31 • Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, Kirby 104 Auditorium • MORE

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