Political Accountability: A Discussion with Faculty Director Julia Azari
Watch this thought-provoking discussion and Q&A on-demand.
This year’s U.S. presidential election is approaching in the midst of a national crisis as we struggle with the global pandemic, economic recession, and the eruption of long-standing issues, including race and racism, immigration, healthcare disparities, the public health system, education and climate change.
Whatever happens in November, the events of 2020 and their impact on U.S. democracy and the elections will be studied for years to come by students of political science, history, government, journalism and more.
In this recorded webinar, Julia Azari, Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and Faculty Director for the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar discusses why this historic period is the perfect backdrop for a truly transformational experience at the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar – where students will get not only a deeper understanding of the democratic process, but also explore the issues and discover how they can have an impact on political accountability.
Plus, for the first time ever, TWC’s Inauguration Academic Seminar will be held virtually, opening the event to students and faculty from around the world. Azari also discusses how international participation will bring an enriching experience for all students and faculty, and shares her thoughts on:
- The theme of the academic seminar, “Calling for Political Accountability,” and why it was chosen
- The historic importance of the Inauguration
- Issues planned for panel discussions, such as the politics of COVID, voting and electoral reform, the environment, and public health
- What faculty and students can expect to walk away with after participating in the academic program