Tue, Feb 01|
The Club - What Can I Do to Defend Democracy?
Time & Location
Feb 01, 12:00 PM
About the Event
Join us Tuesday, February 1st at 12 noon for The Club's February Luncheon: What can I do to defend and deepen American democracy? Our speaker will be FLC Professor Paul DeBell. Sponsored by the La Plata County Democratic Party. Paul DeBell is an assistant professor of Political Science at Fort Lewis College. His teaching and research interests span political psychology and comparative politics, with particular focus on democratic governance, the psychology of political division, and the role of emotion in political behavior. DeBell's dissertation analyzed the link between populist outrage and democratic backsliding in Hungary, and his current research, teaching, and advocacy revolves around the psychology of democratic citizenship in light of 21st century challenges to self-governance. Outside of the classroom, he spearheads FLC's civic engagement and voter education efforts through the FLC Engagement Collaborative and the Community by Conversation series. We expect this to be an especially timely presentation given the current attacks on our democracy.