Inviting You: Awakening Our Democracy on the 2020 Election, Thurs. 10/15 at Noon | Voting Abroad Info Session on 10/9

October 07, 2020

Dear Columbia community,

Please join us for Awakening Our Democracy: Voters, Access and the 2020 Election on Thursday, Oct. 15 from noon to 1:15 PM ET on Zoom, featuring a lively conversation with experts on political participation, access and the power of the vote. The conversation will feature:

  • Robert Shapiro, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and Professor of International and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science
  • Rina Shah, political commentator and founder, Rilax Strategies
  • Tricia Shimamura, Director of Government Relations, Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs
  • Midwin Charles, founder of the law firm Midwin Charles & Associates and commentator on politics, law and pop culture

Jami Floyd, senior editor for Race and Justice at New York Public Radio, will moderate.

You will receive a Zoom link upon registration and in a reminder email on the morning of the event. We welcome your questions for panelists when you register and during live Q&A. The event will also be livestreamed on the University Life website and a recording posted there later.  

And a reminder: This Friday, Oct. 9, is the last day to register if you are voting in New York State. Visit for voter registration information.

Absentee Voting Abroad Information Session

Join Columbia Global Centers for a special discussion of absentee voting in the U.S. and abroad on Friday, Oct. 9 at 8 AM EST on Zoom. The event will feature Professor Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University; Tom Trebat, Director, Columbia Global Center, Rio de Janeiro; Professor Ester Fuchs, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International and Public Affairs, and Kathryn Solon of

CU Engage and US Voter Registration 

Please also visit CU Engage for MORE events and opportunities to get involved and, again, visit to find voter registration information.

In community,

Suzanne B. Goldberg
Executive Vice President for University Life
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law

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