A Panel Discussion about the 2020 Presidential Election

October 29, 2020

Hosted by the Center for Social and Behavioral Science

In many ways, the 2020 Presidential Election is unprecedented. The increasing polarization of the electorate, political influencers, disruptions due to COVID-19, and the proliferation of fringe media sources all pose threats to our democracy and public trust in our government. For this 90-minute panel conversation, Illinois faculty spoke about their multidisciplinary research and expertise on elections to provide insights into how current events are shaping our approach to democracy, political divisiveness, and the media in a time of turmoil and crisis.