For Debate: Should More Power be Returned to the People?

Part of the "Restoring the Guardrails of Democracy" initiative, presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center.

The National Constitution Center and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, as part of their ongoing conversations about how to restore the guardrails of American democracy, present a debate exploring what the people’s role in governing should be. SNF Agora Inaugural Director Hahrie Han, co-author of Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in 21st Century America, and Daniel McLaughlin, senior writer at National Review Online, discuss the role of citizens in our current representative democracy, and explore the question: Should more power be returned to the American people? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

This program is presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center and made possible with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).