January 6th and the Crisis of American Democracy

Date and Time

January 14, 2021 1:00 PM




Trump’s presidency has destabilized American democracy, culminating in the violent events at the United States Capitol while Congress certified the 2020 election results on January 6. Where do we go from here? This panel will discuss subversion of the electoral process, the constitutional and legal remedies available, and the future of the Republican party.


Speakers include:

Opening remarks by Michael McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow FSI and the Hoover Institution

Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School

Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Bulwark and political commentator

David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University  

Moderated by Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law