Engage in discussions with thought leaders, political experts and seasoned journalists in the days leading up to the Inauguration of the President of the United States. Past speakers include Washington Post journalist Ed O’Keefe, White House correspondent Alexis Simendinger and Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith. Subscribe here to get updates.
This session will review the role of the government in a public health crisis. The discussion will begin by examining the concept of public health itself, how it’s linked with federalism, the role of states versus the role of the federal government and how partisanship has affected the response to the COVID-19 crisis.
This session will explore some of the commonly talked about emotions within politics: politics of fear, politics of anger, politics of anxiety, etc. How do these emotions ultimately shape how voters make their decisions?
The pandemic has strained the U.S. economy in unimaginable ways. The timeline and method in which to recover the economy is a matter of debate. This session will take a look at major factors that have shaped recent economic policy and what Washington is doing to manage the U.S.’ major debt deficit.
Depending on the outcome of the presidential election, this session could either explore the foreign policy strategies and priorities in a second Trump administration, or how Biden’s foreign policy might differ or be similar to Obama’s.