Time & Location
Jun 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
The mass riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 deeply shocked most Americans, but was connected to illiberal elements in America society that have existed since the founding of the nation. This lecture traces the connections between the ideas animating the January 6 riot and illiberalism in America and proposes some ideas on how to heal a nation that has become dangerously polarized and troublingly anti-democratic.
Location: CLE Lecture Hall
Presenter: David Schanzer is a Professor of the Practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Triangle Center on terrorism and homeland Security at Duke University. Before coming to duke in 2005, Schanzer served as Minority Staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Legislative Director for Senator Jean Carnahan, Special Counsel for the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, and Counsel to Senators Joe Biden, Jr. and William S. Cohen. he previously served as a trial attorney in U.S. department of Justice, law clerk to the Honorable Nora Shapiro (E.D.Pa.) and law clerk in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. Schanzer is a graduate of Harvard College (1985) and Harvard Law School (1989).