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Continuing the Conversations

January 6, 2021, Congress was supposed to undertake a symbolic ritual, but it will long be remembered as a day of insurrection, protest, and sedition. How did we get here and how do we move forward?

The United States capitol building with a crack in the dome and faded flag-- corruption or broken politics conceptJoin us Thursday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. for “Insurrection at the Capitol: A Historical Context” via Zoom.

Richard Pacelle, professor and head of the UT Department of Political Science, will discuss the insurrection at the US Capitol and provide a framework for understanding what happened. He will discuss how we got here, what the insurrection means, and what prospects we have to unify our county.

Registration is required in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link and password. Please note, we will not have live captioning services available for this presentation. It will be recorded and posted, with captions, to our website afterwards.

Richard Pacelle is professor and head of the UT Department of Political Science. His teaching and research interests are in the field of American politics with a focus on public law and the Supreme Court. Pacelle is the author of five books and several articles and book chapters, including Decision Making by the Modern Supreme Court (2011), The Supreme Court in a Separation of Powers System (2015). He is working on a book manuscript on the evolution of issues in the Supreme Court.

This presentation is part of the College Conversations: Allyship and Antiracism series, hosted by the UT College of Arts and Sciences.