On January 6, 2021, rioters supporting Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election stormed the US Capitol. The attack forced the evacuations and lockdowns of the Capitol building and disrupted the counting of the electoral votes to formalize Joe Biden's election victory. The rioters threatened the safety of all who worked in the Capitol building, attacked the Capitol Police, damaged property, and looted.
In this virtual teach-in, a panel of political science researchers and educators will offer context to the events that happened on January 6. Then they will discuss how we should respond to this assault on US democracy and the threats of white supremacy and right-wing extremism. We encourage educators in colleges, universities, and high schools to share this event with their students.
The panelists include:
- Jake Grumbach (Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Washington)
- Nathan Kalmoe (Associate Professor of Political Communication, Louisiana State University)
- Sabrina Karim (Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University)
- Christina Kinane (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University)
- Brendan Nyhan (Professor of Government, Dartmouth College)
- Allissa V. Richardson (Assistant Professor of Journalism, University of Southern California)
The event will be moderated by Baobao Zhang (Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Government, Cornell University).
The teach-in is sponsored by the Junior Americanist Workshop Series (https://jawspolisci.network/), a webinar workshop series for early-career researchers studying American politics. We are also grateful for funding from the College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell University.