Moving beyond political paralysis with Mass Humanities

October 25, 2013
E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?
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E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work? Mass Humanities 10th Annual Symposium, November 9, 2013.

Mass Humanities

For their 10th annual symposium, Mass Humanities opens a conversation on political paralysis with E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?

In a year that has seen its share of low public approval ratings and a gridlocked government, Mass Humanities seeks to foster a dialogue to offer ideas for getting our democratic system back on track. On Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Boston College, Mass Humanities will host some of the country’s most prominent scholars, practitioners, and political observers in three interrelated conversations, all moderated by award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Clayson.

Symposium participants will explore topics such as:

  • The influence of money in politics and what can or should be done about it
  • Elections reforms to ensure fair and equal access to the ballot
  • The enduring legacy of social, racial, and gender divisions in our political system


Since Mass Humanities inaugural symposium on presidential power in 2004, each gathering has examined a fundamental aspect of our democracy or the interplay between our democracy and other important cultural institutions, such as the media, religion, or the military.

This program is free and open to the public; advance registration is required. For more information, a pre-symposia reading list, and a detailed program, please visit the Mass Humanities website.

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E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Corcoran Commons, Boston College