Burning the House Down – A 2020 Election Eve-Reality Check

6:00–7:00 pm
Zoom Webinar


Professors William Howell of University of Chicago and Terry M. Moe of Stanford University will discuss their new book, 'Presidents, Populism and the Crisis of Democracy' which focuses on what needs to happen in America if democracy is to be preserved.  They will not only discuss the need for the U.S. to accept the crisis for what it is, they’ll also delve into how it came about and what its current trajectory is likely to be.  Professors Howell and Moe will explore what can be done to diffuse the populist threat through targeted reforms and policies.  Will Donald Trump and populism continue to threaten democracy if elected in 2020 or will Joe Biden bring normalcy back to the presidency and keep our democratic house from burning to the ground. 

October 29, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM IST / 8:30 - 9:30 PM / 7:30 - 8:30 PM CST


Professor William G. Howell
Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics
Harris School of Public Policy
The University of Chicago

Professor Terry M. Moe
William Bennett Munro Professor in Political Science
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
Professor, by courtesy, of Education
Stanford University


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The event is hosted by The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong