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November 13, 2020

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Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

The United States is witnessing a resurgence of regime contention in politics, and a hardening of a regime cleavage that has divided politicians and the electorate not just according to policy and identity but also on the very question of democratic legitimacy. Nowhere is this more clear than in the 2020 Elections as questions emerge about everything from the integrity of the electoral process to the prospects for a peaceful transfer of power. This event brings together a range of perspectives on the impact of regime contention in democratic politics and what this means in the context of the 2020 elections. 


  • Amel Ahmed, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Julia Azari, Marquette University
  • Didi Kuo, Stanford University
  • Tom Pepinsky, Cornell University
  • David Samuels, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities