The Electoral College

The Electoral College is a puzzling system that often has people scratching their heads about how it works and why we use it. Join us for a brief history of the Electoral College, a discussion of its impact on our democracy, and a plan for change.

The program will be presented by Karen Glennemeier of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette. Karen is part of a regional League committee that has been studying the Electoral College and organizing to abolish it since the last presidential election. Karen is a Conservation Biologist by profession and spends her free time working with local activists on issues impacting democracy and our environment.

Coffee and conversation will follow the presentations.

Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd
Mettawa (Libertyville), IL
Cost: $15.00 (students free by registering by email)

Coffee and conversation will follow the presentations.

How To Save Constitutional Democracy

Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago, where he also holds an appointment in the Political Science Department. He holds B.A., J.D. and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an NSF-funded data set cataloging the world's constitutions since 1789. His latest book is How to Save Constitutional Democracy (2018 with Aziz Huq). His other books include Judicial Reputation: a Comparative Theory (2015 with Nuno Garoupa); The Endurance of National Constitutions (2009 with Zachary Elkins and James Melton), which won the best book award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association; and Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003), winner of the C. Herman Pritchett Award.

Coffee and conversation will follow the presentations.

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd
Mettawa (Libertyville), IL
Cost: $15.00 (students free by registering by email)

Coffee and conversation will follow the presentations.

 

Unless otherwise noted, these events will be held at:
The Stevenson Center on Democracy
25200 N St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa (Libertyville), IL   60048

The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization. The ASCD operates out of the Adlai E. Stevenson National Historic Landmark as a licensee of the Lake County Forest Preserve District. The license does not imply the District's endorsement of specific ASCD positions or presenters.