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What’s Next? Democracy After 2020
Wellesley welcomes Danielle Allen for a virtual conversation with President Paula A. Johnson. Allen and Johnson will discuss what comes next for democracy after the 2020 election and the insurrection in the Capitol. Their conversation will focus on what the current crisis has revealed about America’s democracy, and how we need to address our deep-seated political and social divisions.

Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Danielle Allen
Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. She is the recipient of the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity, an award administered by the Library of Congress that recognizes work in disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prizes. She is widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America.
Paula A. Johnson
Paula A. Johnson, president of Wellesley College, is an innovator recognized the world over for advancing, promoting, and defending women’s education, health, and well-being. This critically important work is deeply informed by her broad range of experience as a pathbreaking physician-scientist and educator who is an expert in health care, public health, and health policy. With a remarkable track record of accomplishments—including founding the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital—she has led in the field of women’s health, taking an approach to biology that integrates insights from sociology, economics, and many other fields.