How do you picture democracy? Political Scientists will discuss two ways that we can visualize, and understand, democracy. One will focus on the presidential primary calendars and how Iowa caucuses differ from the South Carolina primary. Another topic will be the decennial reapportionment and redistricting processes. How does the US Congress determine how many members of the US House each state receives? And what is the process for drawing the districts that their members will represent? Once again, Iowa and South Carolina take very different approaches yet have ended up with similar outcomes.
The seminar will be given by Dr. Karen M. Kedrowski (Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University) and Dr. John T.R. Holder (Professor of Political Science at Winthrop University).
All are welcome, including the general public.
Thank you to South Carolina Humanities for their support of the "Picturing Democracy" initiative and the Federation of State Humanities Councils for their administration of funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "Democracy and the Informed Citizen." This event is planned and organized by the Department of Political Science and Clemson Votes.
Registration link for Zoom:
Thursday, March 2 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hendrix Student Center, McKissick Theatre
720 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC 29634, USA
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