The Factions Within: The Schisms in the Democratic Party
Tuesday, February 20 | 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Library Lounge (Building L) or Streaming on YouTube
Over the past year, cracks have been forming within the Democratic coalition over several topics including social issues, whether Joe Biden should run for a second term, U.S. support for Israel, and several other issues. In this panel discussion, political science faculty members will examine these divides and help us understand the different demographic groups that come together to form modern political parties.

This is Not Normal: The 2024 Candidacy of Donald Trump
Tuesday, February 20 | 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Library Lounge (Building L) or Streaming on YouTube
The 2024 candidacy of former President Donald Trump is unlike any political campaign in United States history. It is unprecedented to have a presidential nominee running for office after two impeachment acquittals and currently facing 4 indictments and 91 felony charges. Moraine Valley political science faculty will examine this unique candidacy and how the second Trump presidency may differ from the first, including policies Trump may pursue, fewer institutional constraints on the Trump presidency, and implications for democracy and international relations.