This online event (11:30–2:00 EST, on Nov 23 and 24) addresses the outcome of the US election and the effects of the deep semantic and cultural divisions in the country, the influence of the electoral results on the US’s international standing, and possible paths to reconciliation.
The conference—organized by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations with the Centro Studi Americani in Rome and Columbia's Italian Academy—will take place on two days in Rome, at the Centro Studi Americani; international speakers will be invited to join by Zoom video. Simultaneous interpretation (English/Italian, Italian/English) will be provided throughout.
In today's democracies, conflict continues unabated over the correct policy responses to everything from the Covid-19 pandemic to economic inequality and ethnic diversity. In the United States in particular, this conflict has sown profound divisions between figures in the staunch two-party system, which are not only political but have taken on a distinctly cultural hue. The extreme result of this cultural polarization may yet be the delegitimization of the world’s most famous democracy.