A lecture with Michael A. Neblo, associate professor of political science, will take place Friday, Sept. 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall in the Eisenberg Reading Room. The lecture is titled “Politics with the People.”
Citizens and scholars alike worry about the health of representative democracy around the world today. They worry about resurgent nationalism across the globe as well as accusations of “democratic deficits” against technocrats. In the United States, approval of Congress remains near its all-time low, with populist challenges roiling both major parties. Neblo will present some realistic reform proposals based on his research into what ails democratic politics in the U.S. today.