Dissecting Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Attack on the Capitol

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02 Feb 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Virtual Event
Panel Discussion

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Esteemed faculty from five disciplines at Penn will come together to unpack the myriad policies, messages, and conditions that led to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, as well as explore how we move forward as a country. This 90-minute panel discussion — moderated by Dean Erika James of the Wharton School with a Q&A session facilitated by Dean Ted Ruger of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School — is a unique opportunity to hear the diverse perspectives of scholars across our University.


  • Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought; Professor of History, School of Arts & Sciences
  • Damon Centola, Professor of Communication, Sociology and Engineering, Annenberg School for Communication
  • Dennis Culhane, Professor; Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy; Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, Penn Social Policy & Practice
  • Jean Galbraith, Professor of Law, Penn Law
  • Daniel Gillion, Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Distinguished Professor of Political Science, School of Arts & Sciences
  • Cait Lamberton, Alberto I. Duran President's Distinguished Professor; Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

This event is hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and the Wharton School.

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