Spring 2024 Democracy Commitment Events

On behalf of Kevin Navratil, Coordinator of Democracy Commitment, please note the following upcoming events:

In light of 2024 being a national election year,  we have two events this Spring semester related to the 2024 Presidential Election. Please see below for more details:

Tuesday, February 20th, 9:30am – 10:45am, Library Lounge (Building L) or streaming on YouTube 

Over the past year, cracks have been forming within the Democratic coalition over several topics including social issues, whether Joe Biden should run for a second term, U.S. support for Israel, and several other issues. In this panel discussion, political science faculty members will examine these divides and help us understand the different demographic groups that come together to form modern political parties.  

This is Not Normal: The 2024 Candidacy of Donald Trump 

Tuesday, February 20th, 11am to 12:15am, Library Lounge (Building L) or streaming on YouTube 

The 2024 candidacy of former President Donald Trump is unlike any political campaign in United States history. It is unprecedented to have a presidential nominee running for office after two impeachment acquittals and currently facing 4 indictments and 91 felony charges. MVCC political science faculty will examine this unique candidacy and how the second Trump presidency may differ from the first, including policies Trump may pursue, fewer institutional constraints on the Trump presidency, and implications for democracy and international relations.