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Science on Screen: Children of Men
April 18th 7:00pm
A SCIENCE ON SCREEN PRESENTATION: UNDER PRESSURE: DEMOCRACY IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Children of Men depicts a world full of turmoil, violence, and oppression while experiencing a global public health catastrophe. In watching the film, it is impossible not to draw parallels with the pandemic and its personal and societal repercussions. How does a society hold onto democratic values and norms in the midst of a crisis of this magnitude? Is it hopeless? Political scientists have some helpful ideas.
Dr. Michael Artime: Headshot About the Presenter: Dr. Michael Artime an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Pacific Lutheran University. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Missouri--St. Louis. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of media and politics.