Jill Long Thompson discussing her new book

The Character of American Democracy:

Preserving Our Past, Protecting Our Future

with Richard Painter (invited) and Delmarie Cobb,moderator

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020; Panel discussion: 7- 8:15 pm

Free, open to the public. No registration needed. Just join the meeting via Zoom: https://uic.zoom.us/j/9987216609

Jill Long Thompson, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is a visiting scholar with the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University Bloomington.  During the past five years she taught ethics at the IU Kelley School of Business and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Richard Painter was chief ethics lawyer in George W. Bush’s White House and is now the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. His latest book is American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law, and Why Trump Is the Worst Offender.

Delmarie Cobb, a veteran journalist and political consultant, owns and operates The Publicity Works, a Chicago-based public affairs, political consulting and media relations firm. She writes a column, Chicago Colors, and is often sought out by the media for her political analyses.

The Character of American Democracy,just published Sept. 15, 2020, shows a bipartisan way forward in these troubling times, when the public is losing trust in our government and confidence in our democratic system. Thompson makes the case that democracy is an ethical concept, and that the process by which we adopt policy is as important as the policies we adopt. One week after the election will be a perfect time to analyze where we stand. Join us!

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For more information, contact event chair Greg Borzo at (312) 636-8968 or gborzo@comcast.net.