On Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m., join us at the Fox Tucson Theatre for the conversation, “The Future of Elections: Who and What Can We Trust?,” featuring Carolyn Lukensmeyer, the director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. This conversation is part of the 5th annual Downtown Series presented by the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; the topic of this year’s series is “Truth and Trust in the Global Scene.”
As identity politics, partisan incivility, media, and special interests reshape both the country and the vote, this discussion considers the pivotal role of trustworthiness in maintaining a democratic society and whether elections as we know them have a future.
Lukensmeyer will be joined by Kate Kenski, an associate professor in the Department of Communication, and Samara Klar, an assistant professor in the School of Government and Public Policy. The conversation will be moderated by Christopher Conover, a reporter and producer with Arizona Public Media.