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White Supremacy, Insurrection, and U.S. Democracy

The attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6 shook the foundations of U.S. democracy. A panel of Northeastern experts will examine, together with the audience, the origins of the riot, the deeper ideological forces behind its occurrence, as well as its aftermath, including effects on the presidential transition and reactions in law enforcement and governance in this session of civic sustainability.

Event Details

  • Date: January 26, 2021 / 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


  • Patricia Williams – University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities
  • Costas Panagopoulos – Professor of Political Science; Department Chair
  • Rod K. Brunson – Director of Graduate Mentoring and Diversity Initiatives, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Brooke Foucault Welles – Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Affiliated Faculty of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


  • Richard L. O’Bryant – Director of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, and Research Associate of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

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