Political Circus: Why Democracy is F*cked (And What to Do About It)

THU // SEP 12
THIS MONTH: The media and politics! What is the relationship between the media and politics? Is fragmented media to blame for the pain we feel? Is constant information remotely good for us? Is social media definitely going to save democracy, or finally destroy it once and for all? Should I delete Instagram from my phone? (Ok, the last one is more about me, but the answer is probably yes.)

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

This is a series about the decades (sometimes centuries) of political research that can help us understand what our political structures are actually doing, why, and how (and whether) to change them. We examine the research and discoveries behind questions like: What does "majority rule" even mean and what are the consequences of it? Are we actually getting more polarized? Why, despite the historical records in the midterm election, do so many candidates and leaders still look the same?

About the host:

Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D., is a professor, circus performer, standup comedian, and diversity consultant. She earned a Ph.D. in political science and complex systems at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has taught at Carnegie Mellon, NYU Shanghai, and NYU, where she is currently their Director of Undergraduate study and teaches their flagship course, Data Science for Everyone. Andrea has also conducted research for FiveThirtyEight, the Santa Fe Institute, and many (many) companies on data science, social science, and diversity. This recent New York Post video about her sums up the whole thing pretty well.



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