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Be informed

Be Informed: Virtual Lecture Series is a virtual continuing education series hosted by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland showcasing the research and expertise of our faculty in pursuit of innovative solutions to the challenges facing our global community. A range of topics including psychology, social justice, political science, human behavior and more will be addressed. This month's talk, presented by Michael Spivey is titled, "Is the Supreme Court consistent with representative democracy?" 


Is the Supreme Court consistent with representative democracy?

This SCOTUS term has been a blockbuster term and not just because the Court overruled Roe. It presents serious questions about the role of a "Supreme" Court in a democratic republic. 


Dr. Michael Spivey is the Joel J. Feller Research Senior Lecturer within the Department of Government and Politics (GVPT) at the University of Maryland. Dr. Spivey began teaching at the University of Maryland in 2010 and became a full-time GVPT faculty member in 2015. He primarily teaches undergraduate courses on law, courts, society, and politics, and is a nationally recognized expert in health policy issues.  .

Spivey earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a Ph.D. in political science from UMD. He also holds master’s degrees in public policy and divinity from the University of Chicago.

Cost: FREE
Sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Alumni Chapter Board.

RVSP by 10/11/2022

For questions about the Be Informed:Virtual Lecture Series or about this specific talk, please contact Jenny Kilberg, director of alumni and donor relations at jkilberg [at] umd [dot] edu

Mike Spivey