“The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy” Examines Issues, Topics Central to High-Stake Fall Midterm Elections. The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy, the title of this year’s Election Series, will analyze a contentious midterm cycle that will influence Congressional and Pennsylvania politics for years to come.

The emerging social, political, economic, and cultural concerns that will be at the forefront of this election season can be discussed in public at these nonpartisan events.

Muhlenberg College and the Department of Political Science are dedicated to promoting respectful discourse and supporting the development of civic virtues and public-spiritedness in our neighborhood. The series this year will feature both live events and online activities.

Event Calendar

Reform of the Commonwealth’s elections

Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. in Moyer Hall’s Miller Forum

The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy. David Thornburgh is the chairman of Ballot PA and a senior advisor to the Committee of Seventy. David Thornburgh is a well-known “civic entrepreneur” who has started a number of creative projects to address challenging neighborhood issues.

In November 2014, he was appointed President and CEO of the Philadelphia-based Committee of Seventy. Since its establishment in 1904, the Committee of Seventy has fought for an improved political system, superior governance, and an involved and knowledgeable citizenry.

Event on Constitution Day

Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m.

Franita Tolson teaches law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law as the George T. and Harriet E. Pfleger Professor. The subjects of election law, legal law, legal history, and employment judgment are the emphasis of Tolson’s research and instruction.

The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy

Partisan gerrymandering, political parties, the Elections Clause, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments are just a few of the subjects she has written about.

The future of American foreign policy, the midterm elections, and the Biden Doctrine

Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in the Seegers Union Great Room

The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy. Dominic Tierney, a senior scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a former contributing editor at The Atlantic, is a professor of political science at Swarthmore.

Post-election analysis

In the Seegers Union, rooms 108–110, on Friday, November 11 at 2 p.m.

Faculty at Muhlenberg talking about the results of the midterm elections

Elisabeth Anker Lecture, A Center for Ethics-Sponsored Event

Miller Forum in Moyer Hall will open on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m.

The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy. Elisabeth Anker, the director of the George Washington University’s cinema studies department and an assistant professor of political science and American studies

Anker presents new ways of thinking past our current dead ends and towards new practices of freedom by highlighting the connections between individual liberty and racial supremacy, settler colonialism, ecological catastrophe, economic exploitation, and patriarchy.

With Regards to “2022 Midterms and the Future of Democracy”

The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy. All 435 members of the US House of Representatives, 34 US senators, 36 governors, as well as thousands of other statewide and municipal posts, will be up for election in the midterm elections of 2022. The outcomes of the midterm elections in 2022 are expected to provide important new information about the state of American politics, society, and democracy going forward.

2022 Midterms and the Future of Democracy

What, for instance, can the midterm elections teach us about current trends in local, state, and federal voting rights and election law? What are the main concerns and developments affecting voters in the midterm elections? What does this portend for the presidential election in 2024? How should the results of the midterm elections be interpreted in light of the state of American democracy as a whole? Thus, the series of 2022 midterm elections promise to promote active civic engagement and spirited public dialogue on some of the most significant current political issues in the United States.

The political science department at Muhlenberg College is organizing a nonpartisan lecture and event series called “The 2022 Midterms and the Future of U.S. Democracy.” The College’s Lectures and Forums Committee, the Provost’s Office, the Endowment for Political Discourse and Dialogue, the Department of Media & Communication, Pi Sigma Alpha (the political science honor society), the College Republicans, the College Democrats, the Center for Ethics, and ‘Brevets have all co-sponsored and supported the program.