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Town Hall: Contemporary Challenges to Democracy and Democratic Institutions 

Liberal democracy currently faces increasingly complex challenges both at home in North America and abroad. Social, ideological, economic, and racial divisions have heightened political and cultural polarization. Gaps are widening between people and power, and internal and external authoritarian movements directly challenge the nature of democratic societies.

This open town hall features panelists sharing their perspectives on these challenges from various sectors, including non-governmental & nonprofit, government, and higher education. The panel discussion will be followed by a moderated town hall-style event where public participation is encouraged.

Friday, October 27, 2023
6:30-8:30 pm
Doors open at 6 pm

Campus Center Ballroom
UH Mānoa

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Open to the public.

Town Hall Panelists

Our panelists are a diverse and accomplished group of experts, each bringing their unique perspectives and insights to the discussion.

Jane Mariara

Jane Mariara

Executive Director, Partnership for Economic Policy, Nairobi

Davianna Mcgregor

Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor

Retired Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UH Mānoa

Rana Sarkar

Rana Sarkar

Consul General of Canada in San Francisco, United States

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