Is U.S. Democracy Eroding? The State of American Self-Government in 2020

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Friday, October 23rd, 2020

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Agenda 2020: Making Sense of the American Election


Drawing from expert and public surveys conducted by Bright Line Watch, a group he co-founded, Nyhan will present new research on the state of American democracy and assess the extent to which the country is suffering from erosion in its performance on key democratic principles and norms.

Brendan Nyhan is a Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College whose research focuses on misperceptions about politics and health care. He has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a Belfer Fellow by the Anti-Defamation League and is a co-founder of Bright Line Watch, a non-partisan group monitoring the state of American democracy, and a contributor to The Upshot at The New York Times. Nyhan received his Ph.D. from Duke University and previously served as Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He also co-authored All the President’s Spin, a New York Times bestseller, and served as a media critic for Columbia Journalism Review.

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