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A Candid Conversation on the Future of Democracy

January 19, 2023
La Jolla, CA
UC San Diego

How resilient is U.S. democracy to historic challenges and how can trust in American democracy be (re)built? In this public webinar, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, and New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way (pending confirmation) discussed the state of democracy in the United States now and ways to protect it. The conversation was moderated by Thad Kousser, Professor, Department of Political Science, and Co-Director, Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research at UC San Diego; and Emilie Hafner-Burton, Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, and Co-Director, Future of Democracy Initiative, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.


  • Professor Thad Kousser, UC San Diego and the Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research
  • Professor Emilie Hafner-Burton, School of Global Policy and Strategy and the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation


If you missed the event live, watch this video of the roundtable:

This dialogue will be recorded on January 19th. The video and audio will be made available on the IGCC website, and on UCTV, for viewing thereafter.

Thumbnail credit: Ted Eytan