The United States is more polarized than it has ever been. People are angry and vulnerable, worried about the upcoming presidential election, and the potential for increased political violence. Just this week in Minneapolis, people took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after he was pinned down by a police officer, while President Trump posted a tweet suggesting that protesters could be shot. Earlier this month, armed protesters gathered at the Michigan State House to decry the state’s stay-at-home order.
Will violence escalate in the United States? What’s at the root of it, and what should be done?
In this webinar, “COVID-19 Global Impacts: Domestic Unrest – America at War with Itself,” hosted by UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, Erica Chenoweth, Christian Davenport, Jesse Driscoll, Barbara Walter and Joe Young weigh in.