As the votes in the U.S. presidential election are still being counted, Graduate Center, CUNY professors and political experts Heath Brown and Charles Tien join The Thought Project to discuss what’s ahead for our country. They assess the depth of the blue-red divide, the strength of voter turnout, and how the election could play out in the courts. They find reasons for optimism and pessimism about the future of democracy.
Heath Brown is an associate professor of public policy and criminal justice at John Jay College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. The author of five books, he studies policy process, interest groups, presidential transitions, and education policy.
Charles Tien is a professor of political science at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. His research interests include American politics and U.S. Congressional representation, especially the representation of minorities and women in Congress.