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How We Vote and What It Means

On September 30, Georgetown Humanities and Georgetown University Press co-sponsored a panel on the significance of voting, hosting University of Alabama’s professors Kathleen Hale and Mitchell Brown—authors of the book How We Vote. Innovation in American Elections (Georgetown University Press 2020)—in conversation with Georgetown University scholars Hans Noel (Government), Diana Owen (Communication, Culture, and Technology), and Robert Patterson (African American Studies).

With the presidential election on the horizon, in the year in which we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment securing the right to vote for women, and sadly also bade farewell to John Lewis, who risked his life to enfranchise African American voters, this very timely discussion explored the complex mechanisms that enable the exercise of this fundamental democratic right.

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