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What is a Democratic Republic?

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. – The I. P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium and SC State University’s Department of Social Sciences will host the second event in the series, On Being A Citizen: What is a Democratic Republic? The virtual event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 18, at 5 p.m.

This virtual event will require pre-registration and will feature nationally noted political commentators, Tim Miller, a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee, and Antjuan Seawright, a CBS News political contributor, and Democratic strategist. The pair will discuss the radically differing social and cultural views that shape American society’s contemporary political conversations.

The program will explore the overarching political positions of conservative, Republican, and Liberal Democratic platforms, and will assess how voters from these divergent, polemical ideologies may assess our governmental leaders’ exhortations for "unity" on both sides of the current, on-going political debate.

With substantial experience in their respective fields, the program’s panelists will also discuss the American narrative of exceptionalism, the roles of marginal voices in a search for adequate and equitable representation, and many more issues of importance.

Tim Miller, a former political director for Republican Voters Against Trump, and former communications director for the Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign, now serves as writer-at-large at The Bulwark.

South Carolina native, Antjuan Seawright, is a former advisor to the 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns for candidate Hillary Clinton. Seawright currently serves as a CBS News political contributor and an opinion writer for The Hill and BuzzFeed News.

Dr. Frank C. Martin, II, director of the I. P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium will moderate the discussion.

Advanced registration is required. To register, click here and for additional information, contact Davion Petty at dpetty@scsu.edu.