This video is a recording of the 4th panel of the conference “The Divided Society After November 3rd” held on the 23rd and 24th of November 2020 in collaboration with the Centro Studi Americani and the Italian Academy at Columbia University. In contemporary democracies, conflict over the correct policy responses to everything from the Covid-19 pandemic, economic inequality, and ethnic diversity continues unabated. In the United States in particular, this conflict has sown profound divisions between the actors of the staunch two-party system, which are not only political but have taken on a distinctly cultural hue. As the 2020 presidential election results and recent events have clearly illustrated, this divide is deeply entrenched in the political landscape and does not show signs of easing.
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- At a time when colonial history and its legacy is becoming an object of controversial debate worldwide, ethnography museums can rethink their mission, and play a key educational role
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- From France to the UK, from Belgium to Tunisia, the anti-racist protest stemming from George Floyd’s murder has become a truly global phenomenon. Just as the history of violence of slavery and colonialism at its roots. Houssem Ben Lazreg and Amira Hassnaoui retrace the link.
- How the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter mobilization reshaped American public opinion
- Can democratic reason provide a solution to the moral dilemma of coming to the terms with a vicious past?
- Michael Walzer, Karen Barkey, Spencer P. Boyer, Sheri Berman, Jonathan Laurence, Rahsaan Maxwell. Six powerful voices, six prominent American political thinkers on the impact of George Floyd’s murder and the challenges ahead for US democracy.
- World-renowned pollster and political stategist Stanley Greenberg speaks to ResetDoc about the impact of nation-wide anti-racist protests on US politics and upcoming presidential elections.
- Nativism informs the way in which far-right organizations identify the members of the national community and those who challenge or threaten it.