WHAT? Free webinar on the politics and policies of Covid-19.
WHEN? June 23, 24, 30, and July 1, 2020 at 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 pm Central, 6:30 Mountain, 5:30 Pacific; 90 minutes per session.
WHO? Focused scholarly presentations by Professor Emeritus Stephen Schechter of Russell Sage College (Executive Editor of American Governance) with ample time for Questions and Answers.
WHY? How a country responds to a national crisis reveals a lot about its people and their governments. American responses to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 provide just such a window revealing issues of federalism, separation of powers, and civil liberties. Participants will receive a free copy of a 40-page background paper with key ideas, history, and current issues of responses to public health crises in the American federal system and free access to the Center for Civic Education’s online We the People textbooks.
HOW? Provided as a public service of Kansas State University’s Center for Social Studies Education, the Center for Civic Education, and the Johnson County First Amendment Foundation.