Scholars’ Circle – California recall process and democracy ; Why people follow QAnon – September 12, 2021
Scholar's Circle and The Insighters
Saturday, September 11th, 2021 - 58 seconds
California’s Recall process is broken. It may well be unconstitutional and undemocratic. With an upcoming recall election, we explore these issues and discuss potential reforms. [ dur: 28mins. ]
- Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Berkeley Law School. He is the author of The Case Against the Supreme Court, We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century, and his latest Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.
- Henry Brady is Former Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the co-author of Unequal and Unrepresented: Political Inequality and the People’s Voice in the New Gilded Age, and The Unheavenly Chorus: Political Voice and the Promise of American Democracy. He is also the co-editor of Capturing Campaign Effects.
Q Anon has grown significantly in the last few years. We explore a new book that explains the conspiracy theory with the authors.
Why did Q Anon become so widespread? Who does the theory appeal to? And how is it harming individuals and society? [ dur: 28mins. ]
- Mia Bloom is a Professor of Communication and Middle East Studies at Georgia State University. She is a member of the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group, also at Georgia State University. She is the author of Living Together After Ethnic Killing, Bombshell: Women and Terror and Small Arms: Children and Terror.
- Sophia Moskalenko is a psychologist studying mass identity, inter-group conflict, and conspiracy theories. She is the author of Friction: How Conflict Radicalizes Them and Us and The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in the Selfish World.
Together they have authored PASTELS AND PEDOPHILES: Inside the Mind of QAnon
This program is produced by Ankine Aghassian, Doug Becker, Melissa Chiprin and Sudd Dongre.
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