Our partner Mary Menzel from the California Center for the Book spoke with Beeman, who is one of the nation’s foremost Constitutional scholars, at the Newport Beach Library at an author in conversation event in April 2012.
What if Americans elected a dictator? Scholar Catherine Jurca talks with our partner Mary Menzel of California Center for the Book about It Can’t Happen Here, a California Reads selected […]
Our partner, Mary Menzel, at California Center for the Book, led a discussion about the memoir, which deals with Houston’s interment as a Japanese American during World War II.
One of the most controversial fights of today concerns the policy of birthright citizenship. What if no one were to be granted automatic U.S. citizenship regardless of the nationality of […]
The world moves so fast now that democracy can’t keep up. China, Singapore, and some other undemocratic countries can make smart, long-term fiscal decisions faster.
A Zócalo/Cal Humanities “Searching for Democracy” event with poet Philip Levine and Stuart Leavenworth of the Sac Bee.
After Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson, pundits spent extensive time wringing their hands over the lack of civility in American political discourse.
How do we create a healthy democracy in a time of political polarization? How do we carry out our responsibilities as citizens in an increasingly interdependent world?
“What Does Democracy Look Like?” is a short piece examining the nature, history, and approach of individuals and societies building and living in democratic societies.
How do we forge a common good in a state of uncommon diversity of opinion, values, and cultures? How do we participate in democracy in order to forge that common good?